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To Keep the Sun Alive

To Keep the Sun Alive By Rabeah Ghaffari To Keep the Sun Alive A cinematic debut about an Iranian family and their fruit orchard caught up in the Revolution of The year is The Islamic Revolution is just around the corner as is a massive solar eclipse I

  • Title: To Keep the Sun Alive
  • Author: Rabeah Ghaffari
  • ISBN: 194822609
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To Keep the Sun Alive By Rabeah Ghaffari A cinematic debut about an Iranian family and their fruit orchard, caught up in the Revolution of 1979The year is 1979 The Islamic Revolution is just around the corner, as is a massive solar eclipse In this epic novel set in the small Iranian city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, grow apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, as well as manage several g A cinematic debut about an Iranian family and their fruit orchard, caught up in the Revolution of 1979The year is 1979 The Islamic Revolution is just around the corner, as is a massive solar eclipse In this epic novel set in the small Iranian city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, grow apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, as well as manage several generations of family members The days here are marked by long, elaborate lunches on the terrace and arguments about the corrupt monarchy in Iran and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism And yet life in the orchard continues An uncle develops into a powerful cleric A young nephew goes to university, hoping to lead the fight for a new Iran and marry his childhood sweetheart Another nephew surrenders to opium, while his widowed father dreams of a life in the West Told through a host of vivid, unforgettable characters that range from servants to elderly friends of the family, To Keep the Sun Alive is the kind of rich, compelling story that not only informs the past, but raises questions about political and religious extremism today Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 176 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Catapult More Details ISBN 194822609X ISBN13 9781948226097 Edition Language English Other E
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    1. Dominique on said:

      My interview with the author want to pre order this novel This is the story of revolution, eclipses, and the constant grace of family in a world in transition Set in Iran and France, this story jumps between 1979 and 2012 during their respective solar eclipses The tense relationship between two brothers, the judge Akbar and the cleric Habib, pulsates through this family and the effects of their father s choices on both of their lives I love how this element My interview with the author want to p [...]

    2. Jessica Woodbury on said:

      A lovely and intimate novel about a family and their inner circle at the beginning of the Iranian revolution You get to know these characters so well, but the book almost feels like a fable or an allegory In that way it reminds me a little of EXIT WEST, another book where we see a larger picture through a close view of a few people that almost feels unreal You get a slice of life and society through the varied characters, and I particularly enjoyed it on audio with the author s delicate voi A lo [...]

    3. Rhonda Lomazow on said:

      A beautifully written literary novel.Iran on the brink of the Revolution a family ,life on a family orchard life full of long lunches servants th pier help daily existence a family two brothers torn apart by the revolution by differences of radical views on the side of one brother and the other brother who wants his life his family to continue as it has been.A debut novel an emotional read a new author to discover thanks edelweiss for the advance copy.

    4. Rachel León on said:

      I m reviewing this one for Chicago Review of Books and will post a link to the review when it s up.

    5. Ishaa on said:

      He felt the droves of people pushing past him, but it was as if he were invisible, a piece of litter blown backward in time To Keep the Sun AliveThis book is about an Iranian family experiencing the impact of political instability and religious fundamentalism in a country that s on a brink of revolution The story jumps between 2012 and 1979, and is set in France and Iran.Ghaffari has narrated the story of this family s struggle beautifully with characters you can relate to A religious man He fel [...]

    6. Marcia on said:

      I really liked this book The story takes place in 1979 when the Iranian Revolution is just around the corner It is about an extended family who have a comfortable living from their orchard and lands Akbar now owns the orchard His brother Habib is a bitter man and mullah who uses his position to fuel the revolution bib is Akbars wife and a very good woman Madjid is a nephew who is in love with Nasreen The young couple have dreams of a life away from the orchard However, the revolution int I reall [...]

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