By Marsha Mehran
“Mehran’s novel delights the senses on each web page. the tale pulses with lifestyles as 3 Iranian sisters fight to make experience of issues of the center and the spirit.”
–Elizabeth Cox, writer of The gradual Moon
More than a yr has handed on the grounds that Marjan, Bahar, and Layla, the gorgeous Iranian Aminpour sisters, sought safe haven within the old fashioned Irish city of Ballinacroagh. beginning the beguiling Babylon Café, they charmed the locals with their hot hearts and delectable Persian delicacies, bringing a saffron-scented spice to the once-sleepy village.
But whilst a tender lady with a gloomy mystery actually washes up on Clew Bay seashore, the sisters’ international is once more became the wrong way up. With faded pores and skin and webbed arms, the woman is otherworldly, yet her wounds inform a extra earthly (and graver) story–one that sends the stern Catholic city into an uproar. The Aminpours rally round the newcomer, yet each one sister should also cope with her personal transformation–Marjan checks her emotions for romance with a rushing author, Bahar takes on a brand new non secular dedication with assistance from Father Mahoney, and Layla matures right into a younger girl while she and her boyfriend, Malachy, step up their scorching and heavy courting.
Filled with mouthwatering recipes and enthralling information of existence in eire, Rosewater and Soda Bread is infused with a lyrical heat that radiates from the Aminpour relatives and their big-hearted Italian landlady, Estelle, to the entire of Ballinacroagh–and the area beyond.
Praise for Marsha Mehran’s Pomegranate Soup
“A mouthwatering story with flavors of Chocolat and below the Tuscan solar . . . sinfully candy and satisfying.”
“Glorious, bold, and pleasant, choked with humor, wish, and possibility.”
–Adriana Trigiani, writer of the massive Stone hole novels
“An enthralling story of affection, kin, and renewal.”
–Firoozeh Dumas, writer of guffawing with out an Accent
From the exchange Paperback edition.