The Lemon Grove
By Ali Hosseini
(Curbstone Books, Paperback, 9780810128293, 200pp.)
Publication Date: August 2012
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Identical twins Ruzbeh and Behruz are at the center of Ali Hosseini’s debut novel in English--a story about love, redemption, and the courage to survive in the face of calamity and loss. The novel begins in the small town in southern Iran where the boys were raised and in their summer home which is surrounded by a lemon grove.
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.
"The new Kite Runner . . . It does for Iran what Khaled Hosseini’s best seller did for Afghanistan." —Marie Claire