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THIS MONTH
WE ARE MEETING AT

The Collective Kitchens and Cocktails

The Collective Kitchens and Cocktails

The Collective Kitchens and Cocktails, 308 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103, United States

Oklahoma City’s October Girly Book Club

The Collective Kitchens and Cocktails, 308 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103, United States

Book Club Starts
October 30th at 6:30 PM



Note: Please arrive on time as there is no reserved seating. Dress as your favorite book character.

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?

PICK UP YOUR BOOK TODAY!

We encourage you to buy local and support independent businesses! Otherwise, you can pick up the latest copy of the book below


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

The Collective Kitchens and Cocktails, 308 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103, United States

2 Comments

  1. tswokc@cox.net says:

    Looking forward to discussing this appropriately spooky book!

  2. Brandy says:

    I am sorry, I am not going to be able to make it tonight. I did enjoy the book, even though it made me afraid of the dark a few times! I already have Novmember’s and look forward to seeing you all then. 🙂

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