While held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, Azar gives birth to a baby girl whom she fears she cannot keep. Arash, a fellow revolutionary, makes his daughter a bracelet of date stones, knowing it will be all she has to remember him by. Leila has to choose between fleeing Iran with her lover or staying to care for the children of her imprisoned sisters. And Forugh must grow up in the shadow of her parent's deaths.
Courageous, heart-wrenching and beautifully written, Children of the Jacaranda Tree is a novel about family, sacrifice, and the search for a better world.