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The Stationery Shop
 

The Stationery Shop (Hardback)

By Kamali, Marjan

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, more 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 more 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.
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ISBN 9781982107482
Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
Publisher Gallery Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781982107482
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Gallery Books
Imprint Gallery Books
Released 18 Jun 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Kamali, Marjan
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Contemporary Women, FICTION / Cultural Heritage
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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