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A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea: A Novel | Dina Nayeri
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A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture. Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal Life magazines, television shows, and rock music. So when her mother and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father alone in Iran, Saba is certain that they have moved to America without her. But her parents have taught her that all fate is written in the blood, and that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. As she grows up in the warmth and community of her local village, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold. Somewhere, it must be that her sister is living the Western version of this life. And where Sabas world has all the grit and brutality of real life under the new Islamic regime, her sisters experience gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of. Filled with a colorful cast of characters and presented in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with modern Western prose, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a tale about memory and the importance of controlling ones own fate.
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Jess861
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well! @readingismyselfcare

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Kammbia1
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I told myself that I would stay away from the bookstore over the holidays. Well, I stop into Half Price Books earlier today and started reading the book description from the inside flap. Yep...I bought it! 😂😂 The description intrigued me and worth spending $2.50 for the book. Hopefully, I will like it. Question: does a book description make you want to buy a book from an unknown author?

batsy Yup, at used bookstores before the days of social media and Litsy! These days, quite often if a book by an unknown author intrigues me, I look it up under Litsy or Goodreads... Can't help myself. 11mo
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Readerann
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I enjoyed this somewhat random pick. I did have a few issues with it, but the writing was lovely and I‘d read more by this author.

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Oh, my emotions!! My heart! Wonderful. I feel I've put a piece of me on the shelf with this book when i finished it and put it away.

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Happy cat day! My little outside family who just showed up!

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Day 9. BOOK + STUFFED ANIMAL #fallthebooks #bookandstuffedanimal

Carol I feel like this bird right now 😂 (long week finally over). really love this photo! 3y
Eyelit 💚 that flamingo! 3y
BookswithB @Carol 😂😂😂😂I hear ya! Hopefully you've enjoyed and got to relax a bit this weekend. 💕 3y
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BookswithB @Eyelit I LOVE him! 💞 3y
Carol Definitely relaxed this weekend! 3y
BookswithB @Carol good! 😉 3y
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