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The Resource The Stationery Shop of Tehran

The Stationery Shop of Tehran

Label
The Stationery Shop of Tehran
Title
The Stationery Shop of Tehran
Statement of responsibility
Marjan Kamali
Title variation
Stationery shop of Tehran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1953, Tehran. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the local stationery shop run by Mr. Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of writing paper, also carries translations of literature from all over the world. And when Mr. Fakhri introduces her to his other favorite customer — handsome Bahman, with his burning passion for justice and a shared love for Rumi's poetry — Roya loses her heart at once. But around them, life in Tehran is changing. On the eve of their marriage, Roya heads to the town square to meet with Bahman. Suddenly, shockingly, violence erupts: a coup d'etat that forever changes their country's future. Bahman never arrives. Roya must piece her life back together. Her parents, wanting her to be safe, enroll her in college in California, where she meets and marries another man. But, nearly sixty years later, an accident of fate finally brings her the answer she has always wanted to know - Why did you leave? Where did you go? How is it that you were able to forget me?Marjan Kamali's beautiful novel, set in a country poised for democracy but destroyed by political upheaval, explores issues that have never been more timely, of immigration and cultural assimilation, of the quirks of fate. And its ending will break readers' hearts
Summary
A young couple who meet and fall in love at a neighborhood stationery shop in 1953 Tehran are separated by a violent coup d'etat on the eve of their marriage and reunite by chance after more than half a century.
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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10781477
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kamali, Marjan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
The Stationery Shop of Tehran
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b22dcf70-6e46-445b-8f49-b88154806ade
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471189982
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Stationery Shop of Tehran
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b22dcf70-6e46-445b-8f49-b88154806ade
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471189982
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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