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[58] Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop

“We tend to denigrate older people in our society, especially older women, and we act as if they’re these silly bitties who are cute, we can pat them on the head and chuckle with them. For me it’s the opposite. Older women are these mountains of strength, they’re who I look up to.” – Marjan Kamali

Marjan Kamali is the author of the novels The Stationery Shop and Together Tea. Born in Turkey to Iranian parents, she has lived in seven countries across five continents. Her first novel was a Massachusetts Book Award finalist, translated into several languages, and adapted for the stage. It follows a mother and daughter as they embark on a return journey to Iran. Her second novel, The Stationery Shop, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as a moving tale of lost love, was one of Newsweek’s Best Summer Reads and one of NPR’s best books of 2019. 

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Marjan’s book recommendation: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

I’m Writing You From Tehran by Delphine Minoui

 

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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