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The Lemon Grove: A Novel

The Lemon Grove: A Novel

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by Ali Hosseini

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Identical twins Ruzbeh and Behruz are at the center of Ali Hosseini’s debut novel in English--a story about love, redemption, and the courage to survive in the face of calamity and loss. The novel begins in the small town in southern Iran where the boys were raised and in their summer home which is surrounded by a lemon grove. Their idyll is shattered by

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The Lemon Grove: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
LE_Eisenmenger More than 1 year ago
The Lemon Grove is a rare and fascinating look inside contemporary Iran and shattered families struggling to survive the brutality and destruction of the militant religious regime. Hosseini’s gentle voice speaking through his characters juxtaposes wildly with the desolation and violence of their complicated lives and reveals how civilization prevails through individuals despite the horrors of war. The Lemon Grove opens a much-needed window into the diverse society of Iran, grayed out by political oppression and overshadowed by the explosive violence of TV news reports.
zdilc More than 1 year ago
This novel has the strongest first chapter of anything I have read. The narrator wakes up in a situation of his own making but with his life saved only by someone whom he does not know. Why this stranger has spent several days caring for him is only one of the complexities. This is a wonderfully rich tale of one man's complex and confused relationships with himself, his family, his love, and his country. Definitely worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful. A beautiful rendering of the savage life in Iran. Very exciting but also sad. This book is really worth the read.
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