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Pomegranate Soup : A Novel : Three Sisters, Two Countries, and the Language of Food - Marsha Mehran

Pomegranate Soup : A Novel

Three Sisters, Two Countries, and the Language of Food

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It has been seven years since Marjan Aminpour fled Iran with her younger sisters Bahar and Layla. In a sleepy Irish town beneath the holy mountain Croagh Patrick she hopes they might finally find a home.

The sisters open The Babylon Cafe right at the heart of Ballinacroagh's Main Mall, sending the spicy, sensuous wafts of traditional Persian cooking to work their magic on the townsfolk.

Soon, business is booming and Marjan is thrilled with the demand for her cooking and with the transformation in her sisters - young Layla finds first love, and even tense, haunted Bahar seems less nervous. But then the lives they left behind in Iran begin to bleed into the present and everything the sisters have worked for is under threat...

Infused with the textures, scents, trials and triumphs of two cultures, Pomegranate Soup is a delectable journey, highlighted with delicious recipes, into the heart of Persian cooking and Irish living.

About the Author

Marsha Mehran escaped the upheaval of the Iranian revolution with her family. She grew up in the United States, Australia and Argentina, where her parents operated a Middle Eastern café. She lives in both Brooklyn and Ireland and is at work on her third novel.

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    You'll love it

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      Comments about Pomegranate Soup : A Novel:

      Entertaining as well as informative. A heart-warmimg story of sisters forced to flee from Iran who set up a cafe in Ireland.

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      4.0

      What a lovely little surprise

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        After I read this book initially I bought 9 copies of this book for 9 girlfriends at Christmas - I think that says it all!

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        4.0

        A soft and lovely view of a hard subject

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          Comments about Pomegranate Soup : A Novel:

          This story took me into the lives of people unlucky by birthplace. Their circumstances are described by way of little additions to the main storyline. At no time was I left despondent or in despair. More that I was able to glimpse the hardship of others and by doing so, appreciate and enjoy more fully my own freedoms and privilege.

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          Flavoursome Story

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            This is a warmly written story. I have prepared two of the recipes which begin each chapter and they turned out to be mellow and full of flavour.

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            ISBN: 9780732284046
            ISBN-10: 073228404X
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 258
            Published: 22nd November 2006
            Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.1
            Weight (kg): 0.198