Join UCDC Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 PM (PST) as author Sepehr Haddad discusses his book “A Hundred Sweet Promises”. Students will be able to ask questions about his writing and experiences. Inspired by a story his grandmother told him shortly before the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, A Hundred Sweet Promises is the true tale of the author’s grandfather, Nasrosoltan Minbashian—a famed Iranian music composer studying at the renowned St. Petersburg Conservatory in the final days of Czarist Russia, and his fraught romance with a beautiful Russian Princess – the Czar’s only niece.
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About A Hundred Sweet Promises
A family secret revealed 40 years ago is now a Russian historical fiction best-seller. "A Hundred Sweet Promises", is the tale of the author’s grandfather, Nasrosoltan, a famed composer, who on the eve of World War I travels from Persia to Russia to study classical music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with such masters as Rimsky-Korsakov. While there, he falls in love with a Romanov princess. A forbidden love. Unexpectedly, the Tsar gets involved, and Nasrosoltan suddenly finds himself in a battle between head and heart while being carried forward on a wave of destiny toward an uncertain future. A novel based on a true story set against the backdrop of the final days of Imperial Russia