The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop PDF Epub Author Marjan Kamali 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.The Stationery Shop

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 T

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Stationery Shop
  • Marjan Kamali
  • 14 June 2019
  • 9781982107482

10 thoughts on “The Stationery Shop

  1. says:

    LONG.BUT NO MAJOR SPOILERS.There is much to like about The Stationary Shop , where we are taken back to the year, 1953 when Mossadegh was the Prime Minister in Iran, during political devastating havoc Many people in Iran loved Mossadegh They believed he was their democratic leader who had the courage to stand up to foreign powers wanting their oil Mossadegh was hope for the many people in Iran who believed in him They felt he was the right man to achieve democracy The anti Mossadegh folks were angry they thought Mossadegh was a communist and many not only wanted to replace him plotting against him for General Zahedi as post coo Prime Minister replacement they wanted Mossadegh dead Demonstrations got ugly and frightening Protesters were shouting Marg Bar Tudeh.death to Mossadegh History had never been frightening dangerous and ugly The protesters managed to enter Mossadegh s house but he managed to escape through a window to a neighbors The coup d Etat conspirators looted the prime misters house burned some of the contents completely destroying his house The coop had succeeded The world would be changed the world forever The political history written by Marjan Kamali, is clear, accurate, uncomplicated, straightforward, and easily accessible..making this a great book choice for anyone who is unfamiliar with the political history cultur...

  2. says:

    I love these middle eastern stories Fascinated by their traditions charmed by some repulsed by others This one is a reflection back on a love story that took place in 1953, Tehran With a country who fought for democracy for a couple who fought for it within their family A couple who are destined to be together until torn apart for reasons unbeknownst to Roya Fifty years later, she gets her answer.The beauty and description as well as the character dep...

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    Look at love How it tangles With the one fallen in love Look at spirit How if fuses with earth Giving it new life Five lyrical, heart wrenching ripping breaking into pieces, soul shaking, perception changing, revolutionary, magical, eternal love stars The list of the things you need urgently after you finish this book are Rolls of toilet papers, napkins, paper towels, anything helping you out to clean the nasty evidence of your ugly cries Fresh air So you can howl at the moon like a wolf for getting rid of bottled up emotions, anger, frustration Punch bags and gloves Some of the characters on this book will piss you off so much as you remember their name She Who Must Not Be Named , use the punch bags instead of your lovely house walls or glasses A good comedy movie or TV series to binge watch Because you re gotta remember, there are still funny things in life Eat pasta, chocolate to rise up your blue mood Stay away from Zanax or any other prescribed pills, hard liquors which could deepen your depression Try smoothies, ice cream or softer drinks Good make up products to hide your puffy red eyes This story was started in Tehran, a stationary shop, it s a place where its owner Mr Fakhri, helps the young people for their political awakening and fight for reformist changing of their country but it is also the safe place of book lovers who wa...

  4. says:

    5 starsMy goodness Another beautiful and enthralling read in a year full of them for me I am going to be brief as the less said the better for potential readers of this wonderful novel.The Stationery Shop the perfect title for this story is set in two timelines 1953 and 2013 I would estimate, however, that 90% of the story takes place in 1953, including, believe it or not, the epilogue Our protagonist is Roya, a young woman who turns 17 years old in 1953 She meets her first love, Bahman, in a stationery shop run by a kind man eager to nurture young people who come in looking for knowledge Both Roya and Bahman love poetry The 1953 setting is Tehran, Iran, which is in political turmoil The author s research is obvious as we are presented with what Iranian life was like at that time, including the culture, the state of the unstable government, and the accompanying unrest We also get a flavor of Persian food And a most touching young romance.Things do not go as hoped and much grief and sadness ensues To say would risk saying too m...

  5. says:

    Oh my goodness This book Roya lives in Tehran in the 1950s She s a teen brimming with idealism, at a time when it could be dangerous with the political upset in Iran Roya finds peace in Mr Fakhri s book and stationery shop Can you even believe This made this paper and book love over the moon with happiness The store is dusty, warm, and inviting, and Mr Fakhri is kind There are fountain pens, bottles of ink, and special papers Mr Fakhri introduces Roya to his other favorite customer, Bahman, with hopes love will develop Bahman is also an idealist with a yearning for change They are an instant match and continue to visit the shop together A couple months later, Roya and Bahman are to be married, and just before they are supposed to meet, the coup d etat occurs that changes Iran forever And Bahman never shows up Years pass sixty years, in fact, until Roya and Bahman are reunited Roya understandably has many questions for him about where he s been Friends, this book is as lovely as that stunning cover I savored every word This reminded me a little of another gorgeous book I read about Iran last year, Song of a Captive Bird, which took place during the same time period I adored both books I enjoyed learning about the culture of Iran, and especially that tumultuous time in the 50s The love between Roya and Bahman was effervescent, and...

  6. says:

    A high 4 stars The Stationary Shop was an unexpected treat This novel is partly set in Iran in the 1950s and partly set in contemporary US The story focuses on Roya, who is a teenager in the 1950s and in love with Bahman Through politics and family, things don t work out for them, but they meet again in their 70s in the US Roya and her journey are told lovingly A number of characters do terrible things, but no one is terrible life is complicated and people make bad choi...

  7. says:

    I decided to read this after reading reading the enthusiastic review from my GR friend, Elyse Unfortunately I didn t respond in the same manner There are parts of it that I really liked and parts that just drove me up the wall I don t know if it s because I am old and cranky but the romance section just dragged out so long I wanted to scream It just went on and on I know many people like that so this could be the book for you I was interested in the political situation of Iran in 1953 There was a democratic Prime Minister overthrown by the Shah, backed by the Americans That was fascinating In fact it was that political situation that broke up the young lovers, Roya and Bahman Bahman is a staunch supporter of the Prime Minister The couple meet at a Stationery Shop that also operates as a post office for young lovers Roya is determin...

  8. says:

    review to follow This is a good book but I would classify it as historical romance, there is little history in this book

  9. says:

    The Stationery Shop is a place you will want to visit again and again In this skillfully plotted novel author Marjan Kamali introduces us to the violent upheaval leading up to the fall of Mossadegh in 1953 Iran Against this political unrest we are introduced to a wonderful cast of characters you will immediately bond I would argue fate is also a major character in the novel.The novel s true beauty lies in its capacity to emotionally move the reader You cannot read this story without feeling something I predict the book will touch a vast majority of readers in a way they did not think a novel capable Due to the fact the story begins in Iran and the American audience has little experience with this setting, the rise of this novel may be slow Word of mouth will play a major role in expanding book sales How many times h...

  10. says:

    I m not a very emotional person I m usually left dry eyed when others are sobbing over books all around me but this novel gutted me in the very best way possible I am wowed by The Stationery Shop.The story of Roya and Bahman begins when they are teenagers in 1953 in Tehran The two fall in love, meeting in secret at the Stationery Shop They become engaged, although the political upheaval around them and family demands threaten to tear them apart The two decide to marry anyway, but when Roya goes to meet Bahman for their wedding, he doesn t show up The story then moves forward through the 1950s, into 2013 as we trace Roya s life, which has the mystery of Bahman s rejection constantly dangling over it In 2013, they meet again in the United States, where Roya settled The details in this novel are exquisite Kamali has a light touch never does the story feel weighed down but she paints a rich portrait of what life was like in Iran in the 1950s, with the foods, the smells, the customs The setting is as beautifully drawn as the characters Kamali also includes the Iranian politics of the time in an incredibly seamless manner The upheaval plays a large part in the story but doesn t weigh it down In 1953, Iran was on the brink of revolution as the Shah was in power but in ...

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