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The Stationery Shop A poignant, heartfelt new novel by the award nominated author of Together Tea that explores loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fateRoya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval ofTehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr Fakhri s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with books and pens and bottles of jewel colored inkThen 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 and she loses her heart at once Their romance blossoms, and the little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of TehranA few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square when 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 moves on to college in California, to another man, to a life in New England 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 you leave Where did you go How is it that you were able to forget me

10 thoughts on “The Stationery Shop

  1. 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,

  2. 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 oi

  3. 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 unbeknow

  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, incl

  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

  6. says:

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

  7. says:

    A nice enough tale about a lost romance but I was not able to see why so many people have raved about it Maybe because I am not romantic enough to seriously believe two people could carry a torch for each other for fifty years A few nostalgic thoughts maybe but not enduring love And I felt sorry for Walter having to put on a brave face while his much

  8. 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

  9. says:

    Book 6 completed for RamadanReadathon author, please let me know where i can send the bills for the therapy that i now needi get this deep ache in my chest every time i think about this book the profound emotions of timeless love and loss and grief and missed chances and forgiveness punched me in the throat and i m still not over it omg can someone mak

  10. 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 al

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