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Pomegranate Soup

by Marsha Mehran

Pomegranate Soup
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    Aug 2005, 240 pages
    Sep 2006, 256 pages

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A richly detailed first novel - a delectable journey into the heart of Persian cooking and Irish living. 1st novel

From the book jacket: Beneath the holy mountain Croagh Patrick, in damp and lovely County Mayo, sits the small, sheltered village of Ballinacroagh. To the exotic Aminpour sisters, Ireland looks like a much-needed safe haven. It has been seven years since Marjan Aminpour fled Iran with her younger sisters, Bahar and Layla, and she hopes that in Ballinacroagh, a land of "crazed sheep and dizzying roads," they might finally find a home.

From the kitchen of an old pastry shop on Main Mall, the sisters set about creating a Persian oasis. Soon sensuous wafts of cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron float through the streets - an exotic aroma that announces the opening of the Babylon Café, ...

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