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Together Tea (Paperback)

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Do you remember the drama of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis? Read about how the Iranian characters in this novel experienced that time period. The book describes their subsequent life in the 1990’s in America, and a return trip to Iran in 1996. In her first novel, Kamali shares Persian social customs and the immigrant experience in an engaging style with grace and humor. Find out why the main character, Mina, and her family call America “the Land of the Teacups.” 


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In Together Tea, Marjan Kamali's delightful and heartwarming debut novel, Darya has discovered the perfect gift for her daughter's twenty-fifth birthday: an ideal husband. Mina, however, is fed up with her mother's years of endless matchmaking and the spreadsheets grading available Iranian-American bachelors. Having spent her childhood in Tehran and the rest of her life in New York City, Mina has experienced cultural clashes firsthand, but she's learning that the greatest clashes sometimes happen at home.

After a last ill-fated attempt at matchmaking, mother and daughter embark on a return journey to Iran. Immersed once again in Persian culture, the two women gradually begin to understand each other. But when Mina falls for a young man who never appeared on her mother's matchmaking radar, will Mina and Darya's new-found appreciation for each other survive?

Together Tea is a moving and joyous debut novel about family, love, and finding the place you truly belong.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062236807
ISBN-10: 0062236806
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Pages: 321
Language: English