CM Magazine - December 17, 2010
"An interesting novel which addresses complex issues, such as superstition, interfaith marriages, family conflicts, brain injury and poverty, Persian mythology, old age, friendship and responsibility. The multicultural connections in this novel will give readers insight into Iranian culture and traditions. The silver samovar in the title becomes a symbol of the powerful lesson of this novel: 'Sometimes you must do what is right whether or not it is in your best interests.' Recommended."
Resource Links - December 1, 2010
"Thoughtfully cultural, sensitive and educational...A novel that evokes many emotions in it's readers...There are many literary links, and themes that students can discuss from the reading of this novel. It is rich in ideas and can lead inquiring minds to exploring culture, families, genealogy and myths."