The Stationery Shop

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Stationery Shop
  • Marjan Kamali
  • 26 October 2018
  • 1982107480

About the Author: Marjan Kamali

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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. Read The Stationery Shop – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Stationery Shop

  1. 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 right man to achieve democracy The anti Mossade 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 beenfrightening dangerous and ugly...

  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...

  3. 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 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 protag...

  4. 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 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 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 determined to read all the foreign translated nove...

  5. RoseMary Achey 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 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 ...

  6. Jennifer S. Brown 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 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 bu...

  7. Joan Happel says:

    This is historical fiction done right The Stationery Shop is the beautifully told story of Roya Kayhani, a 17 year old lover of Persian poetry and Bahman Aslan, an energetic young man already known as a political activist The two meet in Mr Fakhri s stationery shop and begin to fall in love Despite the objections of Bahman s class conscious mother, they become engaged Their passionate romance is set against the political passions of 1953 Iran Roya and Bahman decide to marry and arrange to This is historical fiction done right The Stationery Shop is the beautifully told story of Roya Kayhani, a 17 year old lover of Persian poetry and Bahman Aslan, an energetic young man already known as a political activist The two meet in Mr Fakhri s stationery shop and begin to fall...

  8. Karis says:

    Yes, this book is technically a romance, but what I loved the most was how it opened my eyes to the Iranian culture, to the complexity of living in a land constantly in political upheaval For the first time, my heart identified and ached for a generation of people I had never truly concerned myself with before.I loved the simple parts too the food and customs, the smells, the taarof extreme politeness and small talk, the deeper meaning conveyed in conversation through the Farsi language, even Yes, this book is technically a romance, but what I loved the most was how it opened my eyes to the Iranian culture, to the complexity of living in a land constantly in political upheaval For the first time, my heart identified and ached for a generation of people I had never truly concerned myself with before.I loved the simple parts too the food and customs, the smells, the taarof extre...

  9. Crystal King says:

    This book wrecked me Up at midnight, bawling into my e reader as I finished this book Kamali knows how to ratchet up the emotions She also knows how to write a beautiful book, full of incredible prose, believable characters and an intricately woven plot that will have you gasping as it unfolds When I read books like these ahead of their publication thanks NetGalley and Gallery , it is both a gift and a curse I want everyone to read it NOW but they will have to wait But oh, that wait will This book wrecked me Up at midnight, bawling into my e reader as I finished this book Kamali knows how to ratchet up the emotions She also knows how to write a beautiful book, full of incredible prose, believable characters and an intricately woven plot that will have you gasping as it unfolds When I read books like these ahead of their publication thanks NetGalley and Gallery , it is both a gift and a curse I want everyone to read it NOW but they will have to wait But oh...

  10. Melanie says:

    The Stationery Shop is a beautifully mastered historical fiction love story that gripped me as soon as I read the opening letter by the senior editor Jackie Cantor She writes The wealth of feeling it evokes of young love, of loss and grief, of the valiant but ultimately vain effort to leave the past behind, and of the unexpected connections that can heal us is so resonant and deeply imagined that I defy anyone who reads it to remain unmoved Her words alone drew me in and, upon finishing The Stationery Shop is a beautifully mastered historical fiction love story that gripped me as soon as I read the opening letter by the senior editor Jackie Cantor She writes The wealth of feeling it evokes of young love, of loss and grief, of the valiant but ultimately vain effort to leave the past behind, an...