The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop

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Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with books and pens and bottles of jewel-colored ink.

Then 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—and she loses her heart at once. Their romance blossoms, and the little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran.

A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square when violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s 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 moves on—to college in California, to another man, to a life in New England—until, more than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her 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 you leave? Where did you go? How is it that you were able to forget me?

A poignant, heartfelt new novel by the award-nominated author of Together Tea that explores loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate.

Title:The Stationery Shop
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982107482
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    The Stationery Shop Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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-wrenching/ripping/breaking into pieces, soul shaking, perception c...

  • jessica

    this is such an bittersweet book. its the kind of story that is so lovely, yet so sad, so you are left overwhelmed with all of the different emotions you are feeling at the end. the wonderful parts ar...

  • Elyse  Walters

    LONG ....BUT NO MAJOR SPOILERS....There 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 devas...

  • Jen

    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 w...

  • Christine

    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 novel.The Stationer...

  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)

    someone hold me, that was beautiful...

  • Reading_ Tamishly

    ***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 involved.This book left me sobbing as it ended. There's too many ti...

  • Phrynne

    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...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Oh my goodness. This book. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Roya lives in Tehran in the 1950s. She’s a teen brimming with idealism, at a time when it could be dangerous with the political upset i...

  • ? may

    Book 6 completed for #[email protected] 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 pro...