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K pads of soft writing paperWhen Mr Fakhri with a keen instinct for a budding romance introduces Roya to his other favorite customer handsome Bahman who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry she loses her heart at once As their romance blossoms the modest little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of TehranA few short months later on the eve of their marriage Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town suare but suddenly violence erupts a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s. 5 starsMy goodness Another beautiful and enthralling read in a year full of them for me I am going to be brief as the less said the better for potential readers of this wonderful novelThe Stationery Shop the perfect title for this story is set in two timelines 1953 and 2013 I would estimate however that 90% of the story takes place in 1953 including believe it or not the epilogue Our protagonist is Roya a young woman who turns 17 years old in 1953 She meets her first love Bahman in a stationery shop run by a kind man eager to nurture young people who come in looking for knowledge Both Roya and Bahman love poetry The 1953 setting is Tehran Iran which is in political turmoil The author s research is obvious as we are presented with what Iranian life was like at that time including the culture the state of the unstable government and the accompanying unrest We also get a flavor of Persian food And a most touching young romanceThings do not go as hoped and much grief and sadness ensues To say would risk saying too much What happens to these people involves social s of the time mental illness lies and deceit familial wishes deep regret and again political unrest This is NOT your usual young romance in no way shape or form Ultimately although I felt drained at the end we get understanding compassion acceptance and an abundance of love in many different forms The Stationery Shop a most moving and unforgettable tale with exceptional characterization gets all the stars and is highly recommended

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The Stationery Shop

Future In the chaos Bahman never shows For weeks Roya tries desperately to contact him but her efforts are fruitless With a sorrowful heart she resigns herself to never seeing him againUntil than 60 years later an accident of fate leads her back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the uestions that have haunted her for than half a century Why did he leave Where did he go How was he able to forget herThe Stationery Shop is a beautiful and timely exploration of devastating loss unbreakable family bonds and the overwhelming power of lov. Book 6 completed for RamadanReadathon author please let me know where i can send the bills for the therapy that i now needi get this deep ache in my chest every time i think about this book the profound emotions of timeless love and loss and grief and missed chances and forgiveness punched me in the throat and i m still not over it omg can someone make it STOP HURTINGthe Stationery Shop is the story of a teenage girl in tehran during 1953 just before the iranian coup and the whirlwind romance she experiences with a boy who is going to change the world she meets in a small cozy stationery shopfrom the beginning of the story we know the time they have together is numbered and yet you cannot stop yourself from getting swept up in the love and passion and adoration they sharethe aspects of iranian culture are history are so seamlessly entwined in the story it s like you ve entered a time machine and gone back to experience life with these characters during this time it s not so much a commentary on the iranian coup but just a reconstruction of historic events and how life changing they were for the people in that timei am so attached to the characters aaaaaaaaaaathe author has a way of being so real and honest with the reader about these characters she s able to grab that special aspect of human interaction and vulnerability and put it into words and give you a glimpse of something so personal and precious something like making a favourite childhood meal with someone left me with so much yearning jfkldjfkla my goodness it s just SO SO SO GOODthere are so many subtle hints that the author leaves for the reader to piece together and theyre left in such a clever and brilliant way that when they do come together you re left breathless and shakenthe parallels between the lives of the characters are truly incredible in some ways the main couple of the story are doomed to repeat the actions of those before them and the reader is well aware of this which makes it so MUCH MORE HEARTBREAKING because you know where it s headed but there s nothing you can do but watch your own heart shatter into a million pieces D yay for pain DAND THE ENDING I KNEW IT WAS COMINGAND STILL the way the story is crafted with absolute care and attention to fine detail is what makes it such a timeless story about two young people falling in love during a turning point in their country s historyand my goodness what a story this was

Marjan Kamali ¹ 4 Read

9 hours 13 minutes From the award winning author of Together Tea a debut novel hailed as “compassionate funny and wise” by Jill Davis best selling author of Girls’ Poker Night comes a powerful love story exploring loss reconciliation and the uirks of fate Roya is a dreamy idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who amid the political upheaval of the time finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop She always feels safe in his dusty store overflowing with fountain pens shiny ink bottles and thic. I love these middle eastern stories Fascinated by their traditions charmed by some repulsed by others This one is a reflection back on a love story that took place in 1953 Tehran With a country who fought for democracy for a couple who fought for it within their family A couple who are destined to be together until torn apart for reasons unbeknownst to Roya Fifty years later she gets her answerThe beauty and description as well as the character depiction were captivatingA beautiful cover to go with this beautiful story of love loss and the reconciliation of destiny5


10 thoughts on “The Stationery Shop

  1. says:

    Look at love How it tangles With the one fallen in love Look at spirit How if fuses with earth Giving it new life Five lyrical heart wrenchingrippingbreaking into pieces soul shaking perception changing revolutionary magical eternal love starsThe list of the things you need urgently after you finish this book are Rolls of toilet

  2. says:

    LONGBUT NO MAJOR SPOILERSThere is much to like about “The Stationary Shop” where we are taken back to the year 1953 when Mossadegh was the Prime Minister in Iran during political devastating havoc Many people in Iran lo

  3. says:

    I love these middle eastern stories Fascinated by their traditions charmed by some; repulsed by others This one is a reflection back on a love story that took place in 1953 Tehran With a country who fought for de

  4. says:

    5 starsMy goodness Another beautiful and enthralling read in a year full of them for me I am going to be brief as the less said the better for potential readers of this wonderful novelThe Stationery Shop the perfect title for this story is se

  5. says:

    Oh my goodness This book ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Roya lives in Tehran in the 1950s She’s a teen bri

  6. says:

    A nice enough tale about a lost romance but I was not able to see why so many people have raved about it Maybe because I am not romantic enough to seriously believe two people could carry a torch for each other for fifty years A few nostalgic thoughts maybe but not enduring love And I felt sorry for Walter having to put on a brave face while his much loved wife indulged in a teenager fantasyNot knocking the whole book though The

  7. says:

    review to follow This is a good book but I would classify it as historical romance there is little history in this book

  8. says:

    Sad but lovely This is the kind of book you will enjoy reading indoors with a glass of wine or a mug of tea Because tissues are involvedThis book left me sobbing as it ended There's too many times where you would want to hug each of these characters and tell them everything was going to be okay when it actually wasn't The book is written so

  9. says:

    Book 6 completed for #RamadanReadathon author please let me know where i can send the bills for the therapy that i now needi get this deep ache in my chest every time i think about this book the profound emotions of timeless love and loss and grief and missed chances and forgiveness punched me in the throat and i'm still not over it omg can someone make it STOP HURTINGthe Stationery Shop is the story of a teenage girl in tehran during 1953

  10. says:

    A high 4 starsThe Stationary Shop was an unexpected treat This novel is partly set in Iran in the 1950s and partly set in contemporar