Three sisters flee the Iranian Revolution to make a new life for themselves in rural Ireland in Marsha Mehran’s internationally bestselling novel, Pomegranate Soup. Maternal Marjan, fearful Bahar and flirtatious Layla have already endured political upheaval, violence and threats to their lives. But their arrival in a tiny Irish village causes a sensation, as does the deliciously exotic Middle Eastern cooking in their new café. Can they hold out against a greedy pub owner who wants to buy their café and turn it into a discotheque? Fans of heavily spiced magical realism will enjoy the novel’s whimsical flights of fancy, but even the most pragmatic reader can appreciate the simple, authentic Persian recipes included at the end of each chapter.

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