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Marjan Kamali

Biography

Marjan Kamali

Marjan Kamali, born in Turkey to Iranian parents, spent her childhood in Kenya, Germany, Turkey, Iran and the United States. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Columbia University and New York University. Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies: TREMORS and LET ME TELL YOU WHERE I'VE BEEN. An excerpt from THE STATIONERY SHOP was published in Solstice Literary Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel TOGETHER TEA was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Marjan lives with her husband and two children in the Boston area.

Books by Marjan Kamali

by Marjan Kamali - Fiction, Women's Fiction

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?