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The Temporary Bride
The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Food and Love in Iran | Jennifer Klinec
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A relationship was a mathematical formula: the correct variables of age, beauty, morality and finances were entered and the output was a successful, peaceful marriage. It couldn't be, therefore, that their Iranian son could feel desire for someone six years his senior,someone who didn't come to him pure and untouched. I was an amusing visitor from another world and soon enough I should return to it, fading quietly into an anecdote ... In her thirties, Jennifer Klinec abandons a corporate job to launch a cooking school from her London flat. Raised in Canada to Hungarian-Croatian parents, she has already travelled to countries most people are fearful of, in search of ancient recipes. Her quest leads her to Iran where, hair discreetly covered and eyes modest, she is introduced to a local woman who will teach her the secrets of the Persian kitchen. Vahid, her son, is suspicious of the strange foreigner who turns up in his mother's kitchen; he is unused to seeing an independent woman. But a compelling attraction pulls them together and then pits them against harsh Iranian laws and customs. Getting under the skin of one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth, The Temporary Bride is a soaring story of being loved, being fed, and the struggle to belong.
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DebinHawaii
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Smallish #libraryhaul today. I picked up two holds (the tagged book is the current selection for my virtual foodie book club) & the two books on the right were both on my #TBR & cost me $1 at the library bookstore. 📚& 🐔🧡

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Wow imagine the desire and passion when two people want to be together but even being seen together unwed could put them in jail. This book is intense! (60%)

Crinoline_Laphroaig Intriguing 3y
shawnmooney Sounds amazing! 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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This book is making me SO HUNGRY (picture stolen from internet)

LeahBergen Oh oh. I have this one waiting on my shelf. 🐷 3y
ReadingEnvy @LeahBergen it's also a peek inside female culture in Iran which we don't normally see! 3y
Tamra I'm in for a food book! 3y
ReadingEnvy @Tamra I also have a Persian cookbook from my Christmas haul so I may need to finally make something from it. 3y
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raelaschoenherr
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This sounds really interesting! Anyone read it?

ptkpepe98 Not me. 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Thanks to @JenP for this memoir. It arrived today and its timing is perfect. I'm almost done with A History of Love. #CupidGoesPostal #ValentinesBookExchange

JenP Woo hoo! I know nothing about this book other than having read a strong Litsy review and thinking it might be perfect for #cupidgoespostal theme. I wish I could remember whose review I saw so I could tag them. I will be curious to see what you think. 3y
Soubhiville Yay! Surprises like that deserve a happy dance 💃🏻! 3y
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My top 4 non-fiction reads of 2016. I loved the Iranian travel and foodie theme of THE TEMPORARY BRIDE. So good! THE TIME IN BETWEEN was another amazing memoir about a young woman's battle with anorexia beginning in her preteens. Powerful! I also loved AN ABBREVIATED LIFE, which was so bizarre you'd think it was fiction. YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT was a wonderful audiobook. Jessie made me laugh so hard! #nonfictionreads #topreadsof2016

LeahBergen Ooo! I have The Temporary Bride on my shelf. 3y
EvieBee @LeahBergen You will love it! 3y
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slategreyskies
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I am very excited to read this ARC book I got from NetGalley! I'm only a little way through it, but I'm really enjoying it so far. :)

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Chose to read this as part of the Read Harder Challenge 2016. I know it explicitly states that it's a memoir about food AND love but I just wanted to keep reading about all the delicious food and kept rushing the love chapters.

LeahBergen I have this one waiting for me on my shelf. I love a good food memoir! 3y
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