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Aria
Aria | Nazanine Hozar
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'A Doctor Zhivago of Iran' Margaret Atwood _____________________________________ Aria is a girl who doesn't belong, left as a foundling in an alleyway in a poor district of Tehran on a winter's night in the early 1950s. She is found by a young man working for the army and, over the next twenty-five years, through her childhood and young adulthood, we meet three very different women who are fated to mother the lost child: reckless and self-absorbed Zahra, wife of the kind-hearted soldier; wealthy and compassionate Fereshteh, who welcomes Aria into her home, adopting her as an heir; and finally, the mysterious, impoverished Mehri, whose connection to Aria is both a blessing and a burden. The novel's heart-pounding conclusion takes us through the brutal revolution that installs the Ayatollah Khomeini as Iran's supreme leader, even as Aria falls in love and becomes a young mother herself. ___________________________________ 'A feminist odyssey' John Irving
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Lindy
Aria | Nazanine Hozar
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That‘s the sad thing about poets. They write beautiful words and then people get killed.

(Internet photo of Hakim Abolghasem Ferdowsi statue)

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Lindy
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An orphaned girl is at the centre of this family saga set against the changing political backdrop of Iran from the 1950s to the 70s. While the story sometimes verged on too much drama for my taste, it held my attention and I very much appreciated Hozar‘s female gaze on a large cast of characters from a variety of class backgrounds and religious beliefs. #Audiobook narrated by Neeky Dalir. #CanadianAuthor

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I bought this when it came out. It's still sitting on my shelf unread! 😧 1mo
Lindy @Penny_LiteraryHoarders That happens to me all the time. I hope my review might bring you closer to opening the covers. 1mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lindy 😀 I hope so too! So many books to read!! :-) 1mo
Lindy @Penny_LiteraryHoarders The eternal refrain… 1mo
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Lindy
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“I used to sing arias. Know what they are? Little tales, cries in the night. If you sing an aria, the world will know all about you. It will know your dreams and secrets, your pain and your loves.”
Starting a new #audiobook today.

Cathythoughts Beautiful quote ♥️ & lovely pic 2mo
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llwheeler
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 3

Cover art/design by Jennifer Griffiths

TheAromaofBooks This cover is gorgeous! 3mo
llwheeler @TheAromaofBooks I love it! Totally a cover buy - though it sounds good and I'm excited to read it. 3mo
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EmmaMae
Aria | Nazanine Hozar
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A story of mothers and women. A story of socioeconomic classes and religious minorities. A story of growing up in Iran. Beautiful, hard, and an interesting picture of the realities of living before, during, and after the Iranian Revolution. #bookclubreads