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Pomegranate Soup

by Marsha Mehran

Pomegranate Soup
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2005, 240 pages
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    Sep 2006, 256 pages

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Marsha Mehran was born in Iran, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution. Amidst the increasing chaos her parents decided to emigrate to America - they were luckier than most as they had a modest nest egg and letters of acceptance from the University of Arizona, but they needed visas. On November 4, 1979, her father planned to file their visa applications with the American Embassy, but a band of revolutionary students bombarded the consulate and took the employees hostage. This momentous turn of events, known to all Iranians as 'The Revolution', launched her family into a peripatetic existence that crossed five continents, numerous cultures, and equipped her with a trunk full of ...

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