"I remember you. You're the Crying Girl." - Toni Morrison, Northern Kentucky University July 2005
"Crying Girl is a remarkable novel of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into both Iran and uniquely vibrant Iranian woman and her American daughter. Yvonne Brown has written a novel permeated by hardship, triumph, and the intense love between mother and daughter.
-Jasmin Darznik, Song of a Captive Bird
"An unheard, yet necessary voice for not only the Iranian American diaspora and all immigrant communities, but for all of us."
-Soraya Shalforoosh, This Version of Earth
"Yvonne Brown's lyricism resonates throughout this rich coming of age narrative. Her tale is one of courage, empowerment, and love told in a voice that is authentic and captivating."
- Van Garrett, 49: Wings and Prayers