From the award winning author of Together Tea a debut novel hailed as compassionate, funny, and wise by Jill Davis, bestselling author of Girls Poker Night comes a powerful love story exploring loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr Fakhri s neighborhood book and stationery shop She always feels safe in his dusty store, overflowing with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of soft writing paper.When Mr Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces Roya to his other favorite customer handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi s poetry she loses her heart at once And, as their romance blossoms, the modest little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran.A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but suddenly, violence erupts a result of the coup d etat that forever changes their country s future In the chaos, Bahman never shows For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless With a sorrowful heart, she resigns herself to never seeing him again.Until, than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the questions that have haunted her for than half a century Why did he leave Where did he go How was he able to forget her The Stationery Shop is a beautiful and timely exploration of devastating loss, unbreakable family bonds, and the overwhelming power of love. Best Read Books The Stationery Shop author Marjan Kamali – bluevapours.co.uk
Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States She studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and received her MBA from Columbia University and her MFA from New York University Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I ve Been An excerpt from The Stationery Shop was published in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize The Stationery Shop has also been selected as an Indie Next Pick, anBest Book of the Month, an Editor s Top Pick from Real Simple magazine, and one of Newsweek s 30 Best Summer Books.Marjan s debut novel Together Tea was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection It was adapted for the stage and performed in California.Marjan lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.
- 320 pages
- The Stationery Shop
- Marjan Kamali
- 04 February 2017 Marjan Kamali