A Poignant, Heartfelt New Novel By The Award Nominated Author Of Together Tea That Explores Loss, Reconciliation, And The Quirks Of FateRoya, A Dreamy, Idealistic Teenager Living Amid The Political Upheaval Of Tehran, Finds A Literary Oasis In Kindly Mr Fakhri S Neighborhood Stationery Shop, Stocked With Books And Pens And Bottles Of Jewel Colored InkThen 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 And She Loses Her Heart At Once Their Romance Blossoms, And The Little Stationery Shop Remains Their Favorite Place In All Of TehranA Few Short Months Later, On The Eve Of Their Marriage, Roya Agrees To Meet Bahman At The Town Square When 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 Moves On To College In California, To Another Man, To A Life In New England 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 You Leave Where Did You Go How Is It That You Were Able To Forget Me
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 The Stationery Shop is a Boston Globe best seller, an Indie Next Pick,Best Book of the Month, Editor s Top Pick from Real Simple magazine, and one of Newsweek s 30 Best Summer Books An excerpt from The Stationery Shop was published in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize 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 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 Marjan lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.
- 336 pages
- The Stationery Shop
- Marjan Kamali
- 13 October 2017 Marjan Kamali