The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran

  • 241 pages
  • English
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The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran

⑅ $0.00 Read [ The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran ] For Free ⑤ Kindle Ebook Author Jennifer Klinec ┘ Danger and intrigue seem the ingredients of a novel than a memoir Klinec s book has both, though, and combined with the smells and tastes of Middle Eastern cooking, this is an addictive and romantic read BooklistBy turns unsentimental and tender, Klinec s book offers insight into the delicious world of Persian cuisine as well as the surprising twists and turns of the human heart An unexpectedly moving memoir Kirkus ReviewsA cross cultural romance with a backdrop of Middle Eastern cuisine Conveys the fear and excitement experienced by a couple trying to get to know each other in a strictly controlled society The Herald, ScotlandTHE TEMPORARY BRIDE is a beautifully written window into a world few of us have ever entered contemporary Iran in all its complexity.Its sprawling cities and street side eateries come to life, but most vivid is the portrait of ordinary Iranians cooking, sharing, living, in a world where Westerners are unwelcome A book for travellers of the world and the senses The Irish ExaminerThis is amour sans frontiers An adventure in a globalised world Love laughs at rigorously controlled borders The TimesThe writing is vivid and sensual, the city of Yazd where she stays comes alive the people, the streets, the scents, and her description of, among other things, a slaughterhouse is powerful I wouldn t be surprised if this becomes a film Sydney Morning HeraldA moving memoir about love against the odds Good Housekeeping s 10 best books to read this October Klinec offers an insightful take on the status of Iranian women in a complex culture She fills the pages with the tastes and scents of Iran Most of all, Klinec illustrates that what we eat is about than what we put into our mouths it s a window into history and culture ChatelaineEasy to read, enjoyable and down to earth, THE TEMPORARY BRIDE A memoir of love and food in Iran gives an inside look into the harsh laws of Iran and interlaces it with fantastic imagery of food, culture and love Glamour, South AfricaHer descriptions of food are remarkable She has a wonderful eye for domestic detail They develop an intimacy against the odds A forbidden love affair They pursue this relationship in this really oppressive environment The atmosphere is brooding There is a lot of tension I was really worried for them but there is a twist at the end I think you ll have a very happy time reading this book Radio New Zealand, Nine to Noon Book ReviewThe descriptions of food, aromas and places are exquisite The characters are immensely real flaws and imperfections intermingle with raw emotion and at times the irrational behaviour that surrounds new love This is a memoir written with passion and honesty I was left feeling as if it was a novel and I was waiting for the sequel to be written and released I eagerly wanted to hear what happens next to these two interesting main characters New Zealand BookloversJennifer Klinec went to Iran looking for food and found forbidden love She writes about both with equal eloquence and panache An absorbing, page turning tale of one strong woman s curiosity and daring that ventures behind Iran s closed doors Anya Von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking A Memoir of Food and LongingThe way the society functions comes across beautifully. The book delves into the complexities of a non Western society and how someone who doesn t belong strives for acceptance If you love food and the memories built around it, this book is for you Earthen Lamp JournalThe flavours and rituals of Persian cooking, the family s rhythms and routines, life under an oppressive regime all is acutely observed Although no rose tinted vision, it does shine a light on aspects of Iran we don t see in the news the warm hospitality, the poetic wit in everyday language A moving meditation on love across cultures and the evocative power of food The LadySophisticated and precociouscareful and vivid Jennifer Klinec s story is far from what we expect to be reading, and all the better for it New York Times Book ReviewBorn in Canada, Jennifer Klinec lives and works in London. 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