The Stationery Shop




      The Stationery Shop
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. Best Read The Stationery Shop [ Author ] Marjan Kamali [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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 The Stationery Shop was published in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize The Stationery Shop has also been selected as an Indie Next Pick, anBest Book of the Month, an Editor s Top Pick from Real Simple magazine, and one of Newsweek s 30 Best Summer Books.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.Marjan lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.


      The Stationery Shop
 By Marjan Kamali IBN : 1982107480 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Stationery Shop
  • Marjan Kamali
  • 22 September 2017
  • 1982107480

10 thoughts on “ The Stationery Shop

  1. Jen 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 depiction , were captivating.A beautiful 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 bea...

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    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 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 Name...

  3. Elyse Walters 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 ri...

  4. Christine 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, 5 starsMy goodness Another beautiful and enthralling read in a year full of them for me I am goi...

  5. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader 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 favor Oh my goodness This book Roya lives in Tehran in the 1950s She s a t...

  6. Esil 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 choices It s a story a A high 4 stars The Stationary Shop was an unexpected treat This novel is partly set in ...

  7. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

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

  8. Karen says:

    4 stars In Tehran 1953, Roya and Bahman both 17 yrs old, first meet at a stationary shop that they both frequent They are rapidly and intensely taken with each other, a romance blooms and quite soon they are engaged.Fate has other things planned for these two souls and theirs is a powerfu...

  9. Stephanie Nicholas says:

    This was absolutely magnificent I m still trying to catch my breath and dab away a few last tears after gently closing the cover Ahhh my.This was a historical fiction novel that took place during the 1953 political uprising in Tehran, Iran Roya and Bahman meet in Mr Fakhri s stationery shop, a favorite place for them both After falling in love against all odds, they plan to meet in secret and marry, but when that day comes, Roya finds that Bahman doesn t show There is commotion in the squa This was absolutely magnificent I m still trying to catch my breath and dab away a few last tears after gently closing the cover Ahhh my.This was a historical fiction novel that took place during the 1953 political uprising in Tehran, Iran Roya and Bahman meet in Mr Fakhri s stationery shop, a favorite place for them both After falling in love against all odds, they plan to meet in secret and marry, but when that day comes, Roya finds that Bahman doesn t show There is commotion in the square, and great tragedy strikes Years later Roya and Bahman meet again, and secrets are unearthed about what happened on that fateful day.This story romanced me with how beautif...

  10. Susan Johnson 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 wasinterested in the political situation of Iran in 195 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...

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