The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop Review

A novel set in 1953 Tehran against the backdrop of the Iranian Coup about a young couple in love who are separated on the eve of their marriage, and who are reunited sixty years later, after having moved on to live independent lives in America, to di...

Title:The Stationery Shop

    The Stationery Shop Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Look at love How it tangles With the one fallen in love Look at spirit How if fuses with earth Giving it new life Five lyrical, heart-wrenching/ripping/breaking into pieces, soul shaking, perception c...

  • Jen

    I love these middle eastern stories. Fascinated by their traditions-charmed by some; repulsed by others. This one is a reflection back on a love story that took place in 1953, Tehran. With a country w...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    LONG ....BUT NO MAJOR SPOILERS....There is much to like about “The Stationary Shop”, where we are taken back to the year, 1953 when Mossadegh was the Prime Minister in Iran, during political devas...

  • Christine

    5 starsMy goodness. Another beautiful and enthralling read in a year full of them for me! I am going to be brief as the less said the better for potential readers of this wonderful novel.The Stationer...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Oh my goodness. This book. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Roya lives in Tehran in the 1950s. She’s a teen brimming with idealism, at a time when it could be dangerous with the political upset in Iran. Roya fi...

  • Esil

    A high 4 stars!The Stationary Shop was an unexpected treat. This novel is partly set in Iran in the 1950s and partly set in contemporary US. The story focuses on Roya, who is a teenager in the 1950s a...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    review to follow. This is a good book but I would classify it more as historical romance, there is little history in this book :(...

  • Karen

    4+ stars In Tehran 1953, Roya and Bahman both 17 yrs old, first meet at a stationary shop that they both frequent. They are rapidly and intensely taken with each other, a romance blooms and quite soon...

  • Stephanie Nicholas

    This was absolutely magnificent! I'm still trying to catch my breath and dab away a few last tears after gently closing the cover. Ahhh my.This was a historical fiction novel that took place during th...

  • Carolyn

    This is a beautifully written love story set against the political upheaval of Iran in August 1953, which saw the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh ousted by a coup designed to ...