The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop

From the award-winning author of Together Tea?a debut novel hailed as ?compassionate, funny, and wise? by Jill Davis, bestselling author of Girls? Poker Night?comes a powerful love story exploring loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate. Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis From the award-winning author of Together Tea?a debut novel hailed as ?compassionate, funny, and wise?...

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Title:The Stationery Shop
Author:Marjan Kamali
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1982107480
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Stationery Shop Reviews

  • Crystal King
    Mar 19, 2019
    This book wrecked me. Up at midnight, bawling into my e-reader as I finished this book. Kamali knows how to ratchet up the emotions. She also knows how to write a beautiful book, full of incredible prose, believable characters and an intricately woven plot that will have you gasping as...
  • Elyse Walters
    Mar 18, 2019
    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 devastating-havoc. Many people in Iran loved Mossadegh. They believed he was their de...
  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Jan 22, 2019
    I'm not a very emotional person--I'm usually left dry eyed when others are sobbing over books all around me--but this novel gutted me in the very best way possible. I am wowed by The Stationery Shop. The story of Roya and Bahman begins when they are teenagers in 1953 in Tehran. The ...
  • Marialyce
    Jul 16, 2019
    Going to end this one and not finish. There is too much fiction and not enough historical for me, unfortunately. ...
  • Wendy
    Aug 05, 2019
    Superb Story Telling! The Stationery Shop, by Marjan Kamali, is the story of young love between Roya and Bahman during the political upheaval of 1953 Iran. It also manages to cover 60 years of their lives and how feelings of love and grief haunt us, even years later. Beautifully wri...
  • Mary Beth Keane
    Mar 07, 2019
    My heart was with these characters from beginning to end. A wonderful, engrossing, moving story. ...
  • Jenifer
    Mar 09, 2019
    If you like historical fiction spanning decades and tales of star-crossed lovers add this book to your 2019 TBR pile (and perhaps add an extra box of tissues to your shopping list, too.) What I really loved about this novel was how Marjan Kamali brought the culture and traditions o...
  • Esil
    Jun 23, 2019
    A high 4 stars! The Stationary Shop was an unexpected treat. This novel is partly set in Iran in the 1950s and partly set in contemporary US. The story focuses on Roya, who is a teenager in the 1950s and in love with Bahman. Through politics and family, things don?t work out for t...
  • Jim
    Jan 31, 2019
    When young Roya meets Bahman in a 1953 Tehran stationary and bookshop, love blossoms and the two young Iranian young people plan out their life together after they graduate from High School. But Iran is on the verge of coup that will change the course of the nation and their lives, but...
  • Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
    May 07, 2019
    Hmmmm, possible unpopular opinion alert. . This story was highly anticipated for me. The premise was exactly what I wanted to read. A bibliophiles love story...yes, please. For me, it didn?t deliver. . I felt like a lot of time was built up for their love story. I loved the young...
  • Susan Johnson
    Jun 01, 2019
    I decided to read this after reading reading the enthusiastic review from my GR friend, Elyse. Unfortunately I didn't respond in the same manner. There are parts of it that I really liked and parts that just drove me up the wall. I don't know if it's because I am old and cranky bu...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Jun 20, 2019
    The Stationery Shop is part romance, part family drama and part historical fiction that weaves the history, political tensions, social mores, ahhmazing food and beauty of Iranian culture within an engaging and touching story. The story is told using two time frames. The first is se...
  • RoseMary Achey
    Mar 08, 2019
    The Stationery Shop is a place you will want to visit again and again! In this skillfully plotted novel author Marjan Kamali introduces us to the violent upheaval leading up to the fall of Mossadegh in 1953 Iran. Against this political unrest we are introduced to a wonderful cast of ch...
  • Melanie
    May 08, 2019
    The Stationery Shop is a beautifully mastered historical fiction love story that gripped me as soon as I read the opening letter by the senior editor Jackie Cantor. She writes: 'The wealth of feeling it evokes - of young love, of loss and grief, of the valiant but ultimately vain effor...
  • Anna Luce
    Jun 20, 2019
    ????? 2 stars Maybe I shouldn't have read this alongside a book by Elif Shafak...a writer who brilliantly evoke multiple cultures and cities populating them with vastly differentiating, and realistic, people. Although in The Stationary Shop there are glimpses of a talente...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Jun 13, 2019
    Full Review on The Candid Cover The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali is a book that stays with you long after reading. This historical fiction is a love story that starts during the 1953 Iranian coup d?tat. Roya and Bahman are fantastic characters and the cultural aspects of the...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Jul 09, 2019
    review to follow. This is a good book but I would classify it more as historical romance, there is little history in this book :( ...
  • Anne Wolfe
    Mar 11, 2019
    This book could have been so much better with some good editing and polishing of an uneven writing style. The first half of the novel is filled with unnecessary repetition. How many times is it necessary to tell us the younger sister sets her hair with newspaper strips to make it wave?...
  • Carrie Nellis Crisp
    Mar 27, 2019
    This was so beautifully written but a emotional novel . To me it hit home with untreated mental illness or depression hurting so many people . Many of us gather the strength to move forward and learn to forgive . This story is about a young teenage couple who fell in love in 1953 durin...
  • Christine
    Jun 10, 2019
    5 stars My 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 Stationery Shop (the perfect title for this story) is set in two timelines?1953 and 2...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Aug 14, 2019
    ?The past was always there, lurking in the corners, winking at you when you thought you'd moved on, hanging on to your organs from the inside.? Roya is a bright seventeen-year old young woman that loves poetry and books. Mr. Fakhri's Stationary (and book) Store is her personal ...
  • Jen
    Jul 07, 2019
    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 cou...
  • Staci
    Mar 31, 2019
    This is a love story and a story about loss. It?s also a coming of age saga. The backdrop to the story is the political climate in Iran starting in 1953. It touches on the exile of the Shah in 1979 and the story ends in 2013. Roya and Bahman are seventeen and fall in love amidst the ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jun 29, 2019
    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 in Iran. Roya finds peace in Mr. Fakhri?s book and stationery shop. (Can you even believe? This ...
  • Karis
    Jan 27, 2019
    Yes, this book is technically a romance, but what I loved the most was how it opened my eyes to the Iranian culture, to the complexity of living in a land constantly in political upheaval. For the first time, my heart identified and ached for a generation of people I had never truly co...
  • Joan Happel
    Jun 17, 2019
    This is historical fiction done right! The Stationery Shop is the beautifully told story of Roya Kayhani, a 17-year old lover of Persian poetry and Bahman Aslan, an energetic young man already known as a political activist. The two meet in Mr. Fakhri?s stationery shop and begin to fa...
  • Samidha Kalia
    May 13, 2019
    *A copy of the book was provided by the publisher, Simon and Schuster Canada, in exchange of an honest review.* 3.5 ???.5 This book was one emotional roller coaster ride. The book compares itself to The Notebook and The Kite Runner, and I think it was more similar to...
  • Shabnam Curtis
    Jul 01, 2019
    The Stationary Shop is a beautiful story gently taking the reader through love and the true meaning of LOVE. It shows, how a flame of passion never dies through ups and downs of passing time but parallel affection could be created to get the lonely lover through toughness of life. A be...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Jun 15, 2019
    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 changing, revolutionary, magical, eternal love stars! The list of the thin...
  • Stephanie Nicholas
    Aug 16, 2019
    This was absolutely magnificent! I'm still trying to catch my breath and dab away a few last tears after gently closing the cover. Ahhh my. This was a historical fiction novel that took place during the 1953 political uprising in Tehran, Iran. Roya and Bahman meet in Mr. Fakhri's st...