The Stationery Shop
by Marjan Kamali
Praise For This Book:
"[A] moving take 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 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

"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." - Booklist

"A sweeping romantic tale of thwarted love." - 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." - Library Journal

"Grab your tissues . . . Marjan Kamali's second novel channels love in the time of coup d'etats. 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?" - Boston Magazine

"A tender story of enduring love." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"I! Am! Obsessed! With! This! Book! . . . Think The Notebook, only better (no offense, Ryan Gosling)." - COSMOPOLITAN.COM

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