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The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kamali, Marjan

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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 9781982107499
Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
Publisher Gallery Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781982107499
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Gallery Books
Imprint Gallery Books
Released 11 Feb 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kamali, Marjan
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Couples, Families, Iran - History - Pahlavi dynasty, 1925-1979, Tehran (Iran), FICTION / Family Life
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade