The Stationery Shop

Marjan Kamali (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Gallery Books
Publish Date
February 11, 2020
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781982107499

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About the Author

Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and 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. Her debut novel Together Tea was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Marjan lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.

Reviews

"[A] moving tale of lost love."-- "The Wall Street Journal"
"Marjan Kamali weaves a powerful, heartbreaking story of star-crossed lovers and Iran's political upheavals...The Stationery Shop is at once a layered historical saga of a country struggling toward democracy and an intimate meditation on "a love from which we never recover."-- "Shelf Awareness"
"Marjan Kamali's The Stationery Shop is an affecting novel about first love."-- "Real Simple"
"A powerful love story."-- "Newsweek"
"Spanning decades and continents, Marjan Kamali's richly imagined novel immerses us in the blossoming love affair between two Iranian teenagers, set against the political upheaval of 1950s Tehran. Evocative, devastating, and hauntingly beautiful, THE STATIONERY SHOP explores love's power to transcend time and distance--and the ways fate can tear people apart and bring them back together. This book broke my heart again and again."--Whitney Scharer, author of THE AGE OF LIGHT "Newsweek"
"Kamali paints an evocative portrait of 1950s Iran and its political upheaval, and she cleverly writes the heartbreak of Roya and Bahman's romance to mirror the tragic recent history of their country. Simultaneously briskly paced and deeply moving, this will appeal to fans of Khaled Hosseini and should find a wide audience."--Whitney Scharer, author of THE AGE OF LIGHT "Booklist"
"A sweeping romantic tale of thwarted love."--Whitney Scharer, author of THE AGE OF LIGHT "Kirkus Reviews"
"A beautifully immersive tale, THE STATIONERY SHOP brings to life a lost and complex world and the captivating characters who once called it home."--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "Kirkus Reviews"
"The unfurling stories in Kamali's sophomore novel (after Together Tea) will stun readers as the aromas of Persian cooking wafting throughout convince us that love can last a lifetime. For those who enjoy getting caught up in romance while discovering unfamiliar history of another country."--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "Library Journal"

"A big, ambitious, beautifully executed novel that draws the reader in and never lets go."

--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "The Santa Barbara Independent"
"Grab your tissues . . . Marjan Kamali's second novel channels love in the time of coup d'Γ©tats. Set among the political upheaval of 1950s Tehran, The Stationery Shop follows teenager Roya as she discovers the power of love, loss, and then, decades later, fate. And did we mention you'll need tissues?"--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "Boston Magazine"
"A tender story of enduring love."--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "Minneapolis Star Tribune"
"I! Am! Obsessed! With! This! Book! . . . Think The Notebook, only better (no offense, Ryan Gosling)."--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "COSMOPOLITAN.COM"
"A beautiful, emotionally honest story about first love, deep family bonds, and fate."--Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD "Pop Sugar"
"What a pleasure--a novel that is all at once masterfully plotted, beautifully written, and filled with characters who are arresting, lovable, and so real. Brava, Marjan Kamali; now that I've finished, I miss this world of yours."--Elinor Lipman, author of GOOD RIDDANCE and TURPENTINE LANE "Pop Sugar"
"A heart-wrenching story about two literary souls torn apart by social upheaval . . . a tragically beautiful narrative of star-crossed lovers."--Elinor Lipman, author of GOOD RIDDANCE and TURPENTINE LANE "The Daily Nebraskan"
"Set against the political turmoil of 1950's Tehran, Marjan Kamali's THE STATIONERY SHOP illuminates how love is experienced over time and influenced by the fingerprints of others. Yet. despite every obstacle, the power of heart and memory endure. A beautiful and sensitive novel that I loved from the first page."--Alyson Richman, international bestselling author of THE LOST WIFE and THE SECRET OF CLOUDS "The Daily Nebraskan"
"[A] tender story of lifelong love...The loss of love and changing worlds is vividly captured by Kamali; time and circumstances kept these lovers apart, but nothing diminishes their connection. Readers will be swept away."--Alyson Richman, international bestselling author of THE LOST WIFE and THE SECRET OF CLOUDS "Publishers Weekly"
"The Stationery Shop is a wistful look at two idealists and the world they should have inherited . . . Kamali offers a paean not just to lost love, but to the poetry, food, and culture that fed their memories for 60 years."--Alyson Richman, international bestselling author of THE LOST WIFE and THE SECRET OF CLOUDS "Christian Science Monitor"