Dors-tu, ô toi qui m'aimes depuis si longtemps ?Téhéran, 1953. Pour leur fille, les parents de Roya veulent le meilleur : ils l'inscrivent dans le meilleur lycée de la capitale, espérant bien faire d'elle la future Marie Curie de ce monde. Une savante, une intellectuelle, une femme capable de changer le cours de l'histoire. Après ses cours, la jeune fille fréquente régulièrement la librairie de M. Fakhri, où elle trouve de quoi étancher sa soif de poésie persane et de littérature étrangère. C'est là qu'elle va faire connaissance de Bahman, jeune activiste politique, bien décidé à changer le monde. La librairie de M. Fakhri devient dès lors un lieu de rencontre et de résistance. Dans cette période politiquement mouvementée, au milieu des recueils de Hafez, Rûmî et Khayyam, naît une inoubliable histoire d'amour.
*** If you read The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and enjoyed The Beekeeper of Aleppo , you will love The Stationery Shop of Tehran *** 1953, Tehran . In a small shop in a country on the brink of unrest, two people meet for the very first time. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the stationery shop run by Mr Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick wads of writing paper, also carries translations of literature from all over the world. Bahman, with his burning passion for justice, is like no one else she has ever met. But all around them, as their relationship blossoms, life in Tehran is changing. Suddenly, shockingly, violence erupts: a coup d''etat that forever changes their country''s future, as well as their own. Marjan Kamali''s beautiful novel explores themes of love and loss, and delivers an unforgettable ending. An enchanting romance MY WEEKLY Simultaneously briskly paced and deeply moving, this will appeal to fans of Khaled Hosseini and should find a wide audience BOOKLIST Evocative, devastating, and hauntingly beautiful This book broke my heart again and again Whitney Scharer, author of THE AGE OF LIGHT What a pleasure -- a novel that is all at once masterfully plotted , beautifully written, and populated by characters who are arresting, lovable and so real Elinor Lipman, author of TURPENTINE LANE A beautiful and sensitive novel that I loved from the first page Alyson Richman, international bestselling author of THE LOST WIFE A beautifully immersive tale 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 A sweeping romantic tale of thwarted love KIRKUS REVIEWS The unfurling stories will stun readers For those who enjoy getting caught up in romance while discovering unfamiliar history of another country LIBRARY JOURNAL Grab your tissues'' BOSTON MAGAZINE A tender story of enduring love. MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE I! Am! Obsessed! With! This! Book! COSMOPOLITAN.COM
In Together Tea , Marjan Kamali's delightful and heartwarming debut novel, Darya has discovered the perfect gift for her daughter's twenty-fifth birthday: an ideal husband. Mina, however, is fed up with her mother's years of endless matchmaking and the spreadsheets grading available Iranian-American bachelors. Having spent her childhood in Tehran and the rest of her life in New York City, Mina has experienced cultural clashes firsthand, but she's learning that the greatest clashes sometimes happen at home. After a last ill-fated attempt at matchmaking, mother and daughter embark on a return journey to Iran. Immersed once again in Persian culture, the two women gradually begin to understand each other. But when Mina falls for a young man who never appeared on her mother's matchmaking radar, will Mina and Darya's new-found appreciation for each other survive? Together Tea is a moving and joyous debut novel about family, love, and finding the place you truly belong.