The Gardens of Consolation
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The Gardens of Consolation

Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2016

In the early 1920s, in the remote village of Ghamsar, Talla and Sardar, two teenagers dreaming of a better life, fall in love and marry. Sardar brings his young bride with him across the mountains to the suburbs of Tehran, where the couple settles down and builds a home. From the outskirts of the capital city, they will watch as the Qajar dynasty falls and Reza Khan rises to power as Reza Shah Pahlavi. 

Into this family of illiterate shepherds is born Bahram, a boy whose brilliance and intellectual promise are apparent from a very young age. Through his education, Bahram will become a fervent follower of reformer Mohammad Mosaddegh and will participate first-hand in his country's political and social upheavals.

Against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Iran, Parisa Reza has written a powerful love story filled with scenes of hope and heartbreak.

Title:The Gardens of Consolation
ISBN:1609453506
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:270 pages

    The Gardens of Consolation Reviews

  • Nuha
    Dec 28, 2016

    Maybe it was the translator, but this book was simply beautiful. I loved the details and societal and personal insights the author wove into the piece all the while keeping it light and readable. The ...

  • Paul Bk
    Jan 16, 2017

    Parisa Reza - The Gardens of Consolation.This warm, intelligent novel captivated me. The prose is elegant and the narrative wonderfully descriptive. Talla and Sardar leave their childhood village for ...

  • Nine_sevenson
    May 09, 2016

    read in French. published in frebruary 2015....