The Lemon Grove by Ali Hosseini
A Novel

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The Lemon Grove is a story of love, redemption, and the courage to survive in the face of calamity and loss. Twin brothers Behruz and Ruzbeh are in love with Shireen. When Behruz leaves America and returns to Iran to help his brother, who has been injured in the Iran-Iraq war, a series of events are set in motion that changes all of their lives.

About Ali Hosseini

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Ali Hosseini is an Iranian American who came to the United States as a student in the seventies. He has published a novel and two short story collections in Iran, and his short fiction has been published in Persian in the United States in Par Monthly and Persian Book Review. His work in English has been published in Epoch, Fiction International, American Letters & Commentary, Puerto del Sol, Ararat, and Hawai'i Review. He lives in the Boston area.
Published February 19, 2013 by Dzanc Books. 203 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Distraught by his ruined home and family, Behruz attempts to end it all—now, with a new lease on life, Behruz summons the courage to reconnect with Ruzbeh and find Shireen.

Jul 30 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lemon Grove: A Novel

Red Room

Ali Hosseini’s The Lemon Grove begins with a jolt and weaves back and forth through time telling a story of innocence lost, and love lost and found.

Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lemon Grove: A Novel

The Coffin Factory

Like the history of Persia, the tale of Behruz, Ruzbeh, and Shireen is a sad story, but one that ultimately offers hope and happy endings among chaos and the madness of war – the disease that strangles our world just like the disease that strangled the lemon trees of Narenjastan.

Aug 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lemon Grove: A Novel

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