Linda Jenkins
Linda Jenkins

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THIS MONTH
WE ARE MEETING AT

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom, 9734, Deer Lake Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32246, USA

Jacksonville’s October Girly Book Club

Mellow Mushroom, 9734, Deer Lake Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32246, USA

Book Club Starts
October 28th at 5:30 PM



This month we’re taking on a different kind of historical fiction with Marjan Kamali’s The Stationery Shop, described as a “poignant, heartfelt novel… that explores loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate.”

Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with books and pens and bottles of jewel-colored ink.

Then Mr. Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces Roya to his other favorite customer—handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry—and she loses her heart at once. Their romance blossoms, and the little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran.

A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square when violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows. For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless. With a sorrowful heart, she moves on—to college in California, to another man, to a life in New England—until, more than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her 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 you leave? Where did you go? How is it that you were able to forget me?

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Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stationery-shop-marjan-kamali/1129709806?ean=9781982107499

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Stationery-Shop-Marjan-Kamali/9781982107499?a_aid=Girlybookclub



DIRECTIONS

Mellow Mushroom, 9734, Deer Lake Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32246, USA

5 Comments

  1. Looking for the October meeting

    • Linda Jenkins says:

      Carole – I see you’ve registered for the October meeting. Looking forward to seeing you!
      We sit at the back under the mural.

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  2. Amy Flores says:

    Hi my first meetup with you all looking forward to it !!

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  3. Tricia says:

    It certainly has the spooky factor!

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