Together Tea

Together Tea

by Marjan Kamali

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Together Tea by Marjan Kamali

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-13: 9780062236807
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/21/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 499,577
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marjan Kamali has an MFA in creative writing from New York University and an MBA from Columbia University. Her work has been a top finalist in Glimmer Train's Fiction Open and the Asian American Short Story Contest. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and their two children.

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Rishi Reddi

“Marjan Kamali’s thoughtful novel presents the story of a young Iranian woman’s coming of age in modern America and her mother’s parallel journey from the old world to the new. Kamali’s writing spans oceans yet depicts a common humanity—a lovely work.”

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Together Tea 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Mina is an Iranian-American who is trying to find her true self and what that may look like, can it have bits of both cultures that she has lived in?  Parts of the story are told from her mother's perspective - Darya who spent many more years in Iran and misses her home and has a difficult time making America her true home.  The push and pull with making a new place home and missing the former place really hit home with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story speaks volumes about the war between Iran amd Iraq. It also enlightens the reader about relationships between mothers and daughters, which can be tumultous, fun, challenging and joyous.
DiDi-GrandRapids More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading and learning about other cultures and how they live, then this book is for you. The author does a good job writing about the lifes of these people who have traveled to America from Iran. Very quick and easy reading and a good story line. I wish it was a bit longer as I wasn't ready for the story to be done. I would definately check out other books this author has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly a gem of a story!  I enjoyed the characters and description of places.  Beautiful, I felt like I could smell and taste all the wonderful cultural treats in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a simply wonderful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book. I loved it and hated to reach the ending. I so hope the author will continue to write and publish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having spent my youth in pre-revolutionary Iran and half my life in the Middle East, it was very heartening to go “home” to my childhood haunts. The sights, sounds and smells were so vividly described that they were real. I was also able to relate to the young couple being stuck between two worlds, sometimes not fully belonging to either one. This was a book filled with nostalgia at revisiting my youth.
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"House" res 1
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Good book for a book club discussion especially about family relationships.
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PyrBon More than 1 year ago
The characters are very real and endearing. I especially like the father, Baba. I hope this author has more books coming soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing
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So what
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Return ti iran?
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Are u on?
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Against!
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Hate
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Idk.