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Mahbod Seraji

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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

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?

Lets start with the story first. Here’s the synopsis:

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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"I read this for the book club at my local library and am glad I did since I don't know if I would have picked it up on my own.

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"This is a beautiful novel, with sensitively drawn characters in a volatile and violent period of Iran, from 1973 to 1974 during the reign of the Shah of Iran. At the heart of this novel is a love story, but there's much more. The sustaining nature..." Read more of this review »
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Mahbod Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

My pleasure and honor, Christine.

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

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