Butterfly Stitching In The News!

 

Various print, television, radio and online press outlets' praise for Butterfly Stitching and Shermin Kruse: 

PBS Chicago (WYCC)
 
"In The Loop"
Bizwomen Magazine
 
National Women to Watch List

Kruse guest appearance on PBS Chicago, WYCC, "In The Loop," discussing the fate of Obamacare, as well as other social and political issues.

 

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Shermin Kruse named as one of the nations top 100 Women to Watch list by BizWomen Magazine.

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Smart Business Magazine
 
Featuring Shermin Kruse

This feature article discusses "How Shermin Kruse's childhood experiences in Iran have shaped her professional career."

 

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This feature article discusses "How Shermin Kruse's childhood experiences in Iran have shaped her professional career."

 

Read Full Article HERE

Chicago Tribune
 
"An Iranian triptych"

"... Kruse has vividly re-created the Iran of her youth, where she lived until she was 11, when she, her parents and her twin sisters emigrated to Canada. The autobiographical novel is structured as a triptych that represents "a lifelong interaction and conversation with the remarkable women in my life," said Kruse, 37...."

 

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Shermin Kruse 
 
Women's Equality

Kruse guest appearance on Fox Chicago's popular morning show, Good Morning Chicago, discussing Women's Equality Day and Butterfly Stitching.

 

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Shermin Kruse 
Halfstack Magazine Podcast

"... Shermin does an amazing job of showcasing the gritty strength and pride that Iranian women have. She shares an image of these women, who are often stereotyped, from quite a different perspective than what many would guess. She shares the intelligence, the drive and the love that Iranian women endure. This is truly the moving aspect of the text....."

 

Listen To The Full Podcast HERE

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
 
"Lawyers ‘in a great position to help’ Syrian refugees"

This article features Shermin Kruse's humanitarian work with refugee children at the border of Syria and Turkey, where she traveled in her capacity as a journalist/blogger for the Huffington Post.

 

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For a full listing of all of Shermin Kruse's Huffington Post blogs, click HERE

 

Today's Chicago Woman
 
"Shermin Kruse's Mission"

This article features Shermin Kruse's humanitarian work with refugee children at the border of Syria and Turkey, where she traveled in her capacity as a journalist/blogger for the Huffington Post.

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For a full listing of all of Shermin Kruse's Huffington Post blogs, click HERE

 
 
 
 
Outnumbered 3 to 1
"One of the best books this summer"

"... One of the best books that has been released this summer is Butterfly Stitching by Shermin Nahid Kruse. In her debut novel she shares the empowering lives inspired by the true stories of Iranian women, including her own and her family's, and offers you a look into a world that has long been in the shadows....."

 

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Mary's Cup of Tea
"A stunning book"

"I have a stunning book to share with you that I hope you will take the time to read...."

 

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University of Michigan Law School, Law Quadrangle Notes
“Stitching Together Life’s Poetry.”

This feature article explores the life of Shermin Kruse and her first novel, "Butterfly Stitching." 

 

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Chicago Book Review
 
"Beauty and the Butterfly"
Chicago Book Review
 
"Beauty and the Butterfly"

"Kruse’s writing is generally superb, but a few key scenes and passages are transcendent, as when Samira teaches her children “that every person has the power to dye their own world with whatever colors they choose. ... Butterfly Stitching is an exquisitely penned, richly authentic novel about the power of beauty to cut through the deepest darkness."

 

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BookList, the review journal of the American Library Association
 
"Readers should be moved"

"Readers should be moved by the raw and painful emotions on display here and the relationship at the heart of the story—between mother and daughter—as it touches on such topics as arranged marriages, war, revolution, refugees, and immigration. ... In the world created in these pages, there is hope and even kindness among the despair.”

 

Read Full review HERE

PBS Chicago (WYCC)
 
"In The Loop"

Kruse guest appearance on PBS Chicago, WYCC, "In The Loop," discussing the Illinois gubernatorial, senate and Chicago mayoral elections, as well as other social and political issues.

 

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LA Examiner
 
"Five stars for BUTTERFLY STITCHING"

".... Kruse captures the soul of women who have both clung to and ripped off garbs that have at different points hidden and served as a means of self-expression for the women beneath them. Butterfly Stitching’s is an ambitious project, capturing the soul and voice of an entire people...."

 

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Today's Chicago Woman
 
Shermin Kruse named among "Most Inspirational Women" of Chicago

"Kruse wears many hats: attorney, mother, poet, painter, model, photographer and human rights advocate. WHY SHE’S INSPIRING: Having grown up in Iran, Ms. Kruse is a passionate advocate for women’s issues both in the U.S. and abroad. Her debut novel, Butterfly Stitching, is a gripping tale of oppression and redemption, obsession and love, and loss and authenticity."

 

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Shermin Kruse
 
WLS' Roe and Roeper

Kruse guest appearance on WLS' popular Roe and Roeper, 890 AM.

 

Listen To The Full Podcast HERE

Shermin Kruse
 
Wayne Besen's "I've Got Issues"

Kruse's guest appearance on Wayne Besen's "I've Got Issues" on WCPT, Chicago's Progressive Radio. Discussing politics and sex in Iran!

 

Listen To Full Interview (segment f) HERE