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The Saffron Kitchen - Yasmin Crowther
The Saffron Kitchen
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In a powerful debut novel that moves between the crowded streets of London and the desolate mountains of Iran, Yasmin Crowther paints a stirring portrait of a family shaken by events from decades ago and worlds away. On a rainy day in London the dark secrets and troubled past of Maryam Mazar... show more
In a powerful debut novel that moves between the crowded streets of London and the desolate mountains of Iran, Yasmin Crowther paints a stirring portrait of a family shaken by events from decades ago and worlds away. On a rainy day in London the dark secrets and troubled past of Maryam Mazar surface violently, with tragic consequences for her daughter, Sara, and her newly orphaned nephew. Maryam leaves her English husband and family and returns to the remote Iranian village where her story began. In a quest to piece their life back together, Sara follows her mother and finally learns the terrible price Maryam once had to pay for her freedom, and of the love she left behind. Set against the breathtaking beauty of two very different places, this stunning family drama transcends culture and is, at its core, a rich and haunting narrative about mothers and daughters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143112747 (0143112740)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
3.0 The Saffron Kitchen
Good Writing, Only OK StoryI read this one next for the book club. I have to say that although the writing was solid, the story just didn't grab me, and I wasn't totally sympathetic to the characters' actions. Granted, my frame of reference is American (the story takes place in the UK and Iran), but...
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it
4.0 The Saffron Kitchen
This book focuses on a family with ties to England and Iran. There are essentially two stories being told, one of a mother's life in Iran and her daughter's life in England. I found the stories themselves intriguing and the description of Iran and its' customs fascinating. I believe all Americans...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.0
More of a one-person pityfest would be hard to imagine.
Samir's Critical Corner
Samir's Critical Corner rated it
1.0
Couldn't get through it...
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