The Stationery Shop
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ISBN: 1982107499
EAN13: 9781982107499
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 11, 2020
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.023622" H x 8.346457" L x 5.748031" W
Weight: 0.6261128 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   detailed love story of persian youths and family customs
In some sections of the book, too many words are used. A tragicomedy involving deception and ruining other peoples lives for cruel motives.
   Intriguing book!
Simon & Schuster are delighted with this book. Tracks your interest as it moves along the timelines of the characters' lives.
Halfway through the book, I had no desire to continue reading, and the book was inoperative. I was recommended to read by someone in a book club and was one of those books that thought had a message - true love wins in the end, so silly. If you think you are wasting time, do not hesitate to contact us.
   Just ok
The book is set in some ways as a mystery. The two of them had planned it all along - how would she show up for the wedding? The mystery, we say, is finally revealed at the very end of the book via a long, laborious letter back to the beginning of the book, reviewing what had happened and why. However, I learned a lot about the Iranian culture and the political climate leading up to the 1979 Revolution and that made the book a worthwhile read.
   Very Interesting
I enjoyed this book in many ways, Raymond said. The history, the love story, the suspense and the discussion about mental illness kept me interested until the very end.
   Getting lost in a faraway land and time
It's the age old story of love found and lost with a twist of suspense added.
   beautiful and nuanced love story
I've seen this book everywhere I go, and I have to admit that the cover made it even more enticing. The story of how two star-crossed lovers fell in love was also told in a stunning fashion. The second half of the novel takes us back to 1953 Iran to explore the circumstances that led to their separation. The writing is exquisite, but readable and the sights, sounds and history of Iran enhance the story. I loved both Roya and Bahman, and the way the secondary characters figure into the plot is interesting and unexpected. This would make a great book club read, and there are so many to discuss here, too.
   All of the stories are on the canvas. Each brush stroke delicate but clear.
The Stationery Shop, written by Marjan Kamali, tells the story of a middle-class Iranian family going through the political earthquake of the 1953 coup as well as its consequences for the Iranian people. A young couple falls in love in the stationery shop. Or rather, a story of love. I still love that I felt deep down my soul, experienced and treasured. All these Iranian traditions, love for knowledge and education, as well as some of the authors' own stories, touched on the joys of family life, love of discussion and respect for each other, the love for a social class system. In this amazing new novel, Marjan's humble, witty, and often grotesque images of the world come to life. Follow her on Twitter: @NatalieAbrams. Relax and take in the sounds of the world's greatest language. Master Kong is in your hands. We're so spoiled, Taylor said.
   Read this!
The book is absolutely amazing, said Gillian. A great read, Gillian.
   Beautiful and Intricate
I was eager to read this after I attended a writing workshop with Kamali. Even when you think you know all there is to know about the two lovers, and why they never got to live their dream, more layers unfold with intrigue. Most Westerners have had little or no experience with class warfare. Some smells and sounds remind me of my many trips to Istanbul working there. Many people identify themselves as gay. The book is very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Thanks to Marjan Kamali for this beautiful gesture of love.