“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, Starred Review

  “These people are kind and struggling . . . yet, like the orchard’s few remaning lemons, they are amazingly alive. The setting is austere yet haunting, and this beautifully written book is a page-turner right up to its hopeful ending.”       NewPages

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

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

  “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

  “The new Kite Runner . . . It does for Iran what Khaled Hosseini’s best seller did for Afghanistan. . .”      Marie Claire

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I was born in southern Iran and came to the United States as a student. After graduating from university I maintained my interest in writing and literature. My short fiction in English has been published in Story Quarterly, The Coffin Factory, Guernica, Epoch, Fiction International, American Letters & Commentary, Puerto del Sol, and other places. My work in Persian has appeared in various magazines in Iran and the US.  A novel and two collections of short stories were published in Iran.


The Lemon Grove is my latest novel.

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              change all their lives.http://www.amazon.com/The-Lemon-Grove-A-Novel/dp/0810128292

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