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The Lemon Grove, by Ali Hosseini

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The Lemon Grove, by Ali Hosseini

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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.


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.” —Red Room

“For contemporary readers caught in the hyper-paced progress of the post-digital world, The Lemon Grove is a treat.” —The Coffin Factory

“The intensity of the story, global and personal, will spark discussion.” —Booklist Review

“The circumstances surrounding a single family shed light on a country in turmoil in Hosseini’s moving English fiction debut . . . pulses with vibrancy and genuine emotion . . . his deft deployment of details imbues this short novel with an enthralling sense of character, time, and place.” —Publishers Weekly


Ali Hosseini was born in southern Iran and came to the United States in the mid 1970s as a student. His short fiction in English has been published in The Coffin FactoryGuernica,EpochFiction InternationalAmerican Letters & CommentaryPuerto del Sol, and others.