Release Date: January 29, 2013
eBook Price: $7.99
The Lemon Grove is a story of love, redemption, and the courage to survive in the face of calamity and loss. Twin brothers Behruz and Ruzbeh are in love with Shireen. When Behruz leaves America and returns to Iran to help his brother who has been injured in the Iran-Iraq war, a series of events are set in motion that changes all of their lives.
"The circumstances surrounding a single family shed light on a country in turmoil in Hosseini's moving English fiction debut... pulses with vibrancy and genuine emotion...his deft deployment of details imbues this short novel with an enthralling sense of character, time, and place." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"The intensity of the story, global and personal, will spark discussion." —Booklist
"For contemporary readers caught in the hyper-paced progress of the post-digital world, The Lemon Grove is a treat." —The Coffin Factory
"The Lemon Grove begins with a jolt and weaves back and forth through time telling a story of innocence lost, and love lost and found." —Red Room
"The new Kite Runner: News sound bites are often the only way we get a glimpse into the state of affairs in Iran. But this book offers an in-depth look into the country's culture from the point of view of an Iranian. It does for Iran what khaled Hosseini's best seller did for Afghanistan." —Marie Claire
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ali Hosseini was born in southern Iran and came to the United States in the mid-70's as a student. After graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (in Computer Science) and starting to work he maintained his interest in writing and literature. His short fiction in English has been published in The Coffin Factory, Guernica, Epoch, Fiction International, American Letters & Commentary, Puerto del Sol, and other places. His work in Persian has appeared in various magazines in Iran and the US. A novel and two collections of short stories were published in Iran.