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 forthan 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.
- 320 pages
- The Stationery Shop
- Marjan Kamali
- 19 January 2019 Marjan Kamali