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ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN is a richly rendered first novel about courage, sacrifice, and the bonds of friendship and love. In clear, vivid details, Mahbod Seraji opens the door to the fascinating world of Iran and provides a revealing glimpse into the life and customs of a country on the verge of a revolution.

"...charmingly romantic. Seraji captures the thoughts and emotions of a young boy and creates a moving portrait of the history and customs of the Persians and life in Iran."
--Publishers Weekly, March 2009

"Seraji’s wonderful coming-of-age story is at times funny and sweet as well as thought-provoking and heart-wrenching."
--Booklist April 2009

"Refreshingly filled with love rather than sex, this coming-of-age novel examines the human cost of po
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NAW- Tell us about your book, ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN. How did you get the idea for it? What is it about? How did you select the title?

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In a middle class neighborhood of Tehran, 17 year old Pasha spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed dreaming about future, and struggling with a crushing secret: his love for his beautif... Read more of this blog post »
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"This is one of those rare books that takes your breath away. The history of political unrest in 1970s Iran is fascinating enough, but throw in beautiful prose and a coming-of-age story, and you get a masterpiece. Lovely, heart-wrenching, and hilar..." Read more of this review »
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"Mahbod Seraji has created a coming of age story that appeals to all ages.Set against the Iranian Revolution in the 1970's, the story twists and turns through complex plot moves in a well structured story. Pasha, Ahmed, Zari, Faheemah, Doctor, and..." Read more of this review »
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"Very interesting book. Since I'm not familiar with the culture at all, I can't speak to the authenticity of the depiction of Iranian life in the last days of the Shah. Although it strains credulity near the end, it's gratifying read."
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Mahbod Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

My pleasure and honor, Christine.
Mahbod


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Christine Hi Mahbod,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues. We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Mahbod, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Karen Mains Hello Mahbod,

Thank you for inviting me. Please do check out my profile for my books I authored.

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Mahbod Andrea wrote: "Hi & thank you for being a friend. CONGRATS on the new release!"

Thanks Andrea...Thanks for accepting my friend offer.


Mahbod Tamela wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend on your site."

My pleasure...


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend. CONGRATS on the new release!


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