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Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
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Mar 28, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

I was on the waiting list at the library to borrow this book for AGES, weeks and weeks, and when i finally got the chance to read it, i knocked it over in a couple of days. Its a quick, simple read, but i really enjoyed it. Ive recently discovered what is known as 'food fiction', which this book falls under, and i really love the concept.

The story of three Iranian girls who escape the Iranian revolution in the 1970s and move to Ireland to set up a cafe, i loved every second of this book. I wasnt expecting anything too heavy, otherwise i wouldve been disappointed, however there is more to the book than the three sisters just cooking scrumptuous Persian meals and going about life in a quiant Irish village. the girls have a troubled past which I found very interesting. we are told this in small fragments throughout the novel, adding up to the overall reason for their escape from Iran.
I highly recommend this for a light and quick, but interesting read. I've just started the sequel and it's so far, just as good!
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