Catherine Dehdashti has been an essayist, food writer, and communications professional for nearly 20 years. The role cooking and humor can play in connecting people, especially women of different generations and cultures, inspired her to write Roseheart, her debut novel. Her own Iranian mother-in-law became a transformational figure in her life, starting in the kitchen. Dehdashti has written for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Midwest Living, Iranian.com, the Minnesota Daily, and many other publications. She lives in Eagan, Minnesota with her husband and their two children.
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by Catherine Dehdashti
A story about family, set in the 1990s, and told through the sardonic voice of Valerie Kjos. She's a Midwestern Gen X'er whose life is just barely coming together with her live-in boyfriend when his Iranian mother, Goli, comes for a visit that seems to never end. Valerie will have to decide what's more important--doing everything her own way, or her beloved Naveed and his mother, who might not app
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