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The Stationery Shop

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The Stationery Shop

Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager who finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop. When Mr. Fakhri introduces Roya to Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry, she loses her heart at once. A few months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but violence suddenly erupts --- a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows. More than 60 years later, though, an accident of fate leads Roya back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the questions that have haunted her for more than half a century: Why did he leave? Where did he go? How was he able to forget her?

» Click here to see the three winners who received 12 copies of the book for their group.

The Stationery Shop
by Marjan Kamali

  • Publication Date: February 11, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • ISBN-10: 1982107499
  • ISBN-13: 9781982107499


Chris L. from Brookfield, WI
Linda D. from Decatur, IL
Rosa A. from Glen Arm, MD