Rosewater and Soda Bread
By (author) Marsha Mehran
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Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran
Book DescriptionMehran s novel delights the senses on every page. The story pulses with life as three Iranian sisters struggle to make sense of matters of the heart and the spirit. Elizabeth Cox, author of The Slow Moon More than a year has passed since Marjan, Bahar, and Layla, the beautiful Iranian Aminpour sisters, sought refuge in the quaint Irish town of Ballinacroagh. Opening the beguiling Babylon Cafe, they charmed the locals with their warm hearts and delectable Persian cuisine, bringing a saffron-scented spice to the once-sleepy village. But when a young woman with a dark secret literally washes up on Clew Bay Beach, the sisters world is once again turned upside down. With pale skin and webbed hands, the girl is otherworldly, but her wounds tell a more earthly (and graver) story one that sends the strict Catholic town into an uproar. The Aminpours rally around the newcomer, but each sister must also contend with her own transformation Marjan tests her feelings for love with a dashing writer, Bahar takes on a new spiritual commitment with the help of Father Mahoney, and Layla matures into a young woman when she and her boyfriend, Malachy, step up their hot and heavy relationship. Filled with mouthwatering recipes and enchanting details of life in Ireland, Rosewater and Soda Bread is infused with a lyrical warmth that radiates from the Aminpour family and their big-hearted Italian landlady, Estelle, to the whole of Ballinacroagh and the world beyond. Praise for Marsha Mehran s Pomegranate Soup A mouthwatering tale with flavors of Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Sun . . . sinfully sweet and satisfying. Orlando Sentinel Glorious, daring, and delightful, filled with humor, hope, and possibility. Adriana Trigiani, author of the Big Stone Gap novels An enchanting tale of love, family, and renewal. Firoozeh Dumas, author of Laughing Without an Accent"""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812972498
(203mm x 132mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 17-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marsha Mehran
Rosewater and Soda Bread, Paperback (November 2009)
A year ago, the beautiful Aminpour sisters, Marjan, Bahar and Layla, sought refuge in Ballinacroagh, winning over the townsfolk with their cafe serving delectable Persian cuisine. Now a mysterious young girl has literally washed onto Ballinacroagh's shores, and though she won't talk, it soon becomes apparent that she has a dark secret.
Pomegranate Soup, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Marsha Mehran
Infused with the textures and scents, trials and triumphs of two distinct cultures, this is an infectious novel of magical realism. This richly detailed story, highlighted with delicious recipes, is a delectable journey into the heart of Persian cooking and Irish living.
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Author Biography - Marsha Mehran
Born in Tehran, Iran, Marsha Mehran escaped the Revolution with her family. She has since lived in such diverse places as Buenos Aires, The United States, Australia and Ireland. Her first novel, "Pomegranate Soup" was an international bestseller. She lives in New York, where she is busy spinning more tales.
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