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The Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove

A Novel


Brief Description:
Long time Quaker attender at Framingham meeting has his first novel in English published. Identical twins Ruzbeh and Behruz are at the center of Ali Hosseini's debut novel in English--a story about love, redemption, and the courage to survive in the face of calamity and loss. The novel begins in the small town in southern Iran where the boys were raised and in their summer home which is surrounded by a lemon grove. See more details below.

Northwestern University Press 2012 190 PP. Paper

$18.95 (in stock)


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The author writes
"I was born in southern Iran and came to the US as a student in the 70’s. In the mid 80’s I became involved with Quakers and have been an attender since then. My wife is a Quaker and we attend Framingham Friends Meeting in Massachusetts. The concerns for peace and social justice that have been with me since my teenage years have been strengthened & deepened by my association with Friends. The Lemon Grove, my first novel in English, is set in Iran and the US and deals with themes that I believe would be of interest to Friends - war & revolution, displacement & belonging."

“The new Kite Runner . . . It does for Iran what Khaled Hosseini’s best seller did for Afghanistan. . .” — Marie Claire

“The circumstances surrounding a single family shed light on a country in turmoil in Hosseini's moving English fiction debut...pulses with vibrancy and genuine emotion...his deft deployment of details imbues this short novel with an enthralling sense of character, time, and place.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The intensity of the story, global and personal, will spark discussion.” — Booklist Review

“For contemporary readers caught in the hyper-paced progress of the post-digital world, The Lemon Grove is a treat.” — The Coffin Factory

“The Lemon Grove begins with a jolt and weaves back and forth through time telling a story of innocence lost, and love lost and found.” — Red Room

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