Literary Oases with Marjan Kamali
Thursday, October 8th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast
About the Event
In the heart of 1953 Tehran, a young woman falls in love with a young man in their oasis: the neighborhood Stationary Shop. When the violent coup d’etat erupts that will change Iran forever, their dream of marrying is suddenly shattered. KirkusLi Reviews calls Marjan Kamali’s novel The Stationary Shop “a sweeping romantic tale of thwarted love,” and PopSugar calls it “a beautiful, emotionally honest story about first love, deep family bonds, and fate.” It was named a Best Book of 2019 by numerous publications, including NPR. This event is part of Mason’s Visiting Writers Series presented by the Creative Writing Program and Mason Libraries.
About Marjan Kamali
Marjan Kamali is the author of two novels: The Stationery Shop and Together Tea. Shelf Awareness called The Stationery Shop “a powerful, heartbreaking story of star-crossed lovers and Iran’s political upheavals,” and the book became a Boston Globe bestseller, a Real Simple magazine Top Editor’s Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and one of Newsweek’s 30 Best Summer Books. Her debut novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in two anthologies. She teaches writing at GrubStreet.