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Dina Nayeri reading

Dina Nayeri
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dina Nayeri reads from A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, a magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture. Fascinated with America in 1980s Iran, Saba Hafezi becomes convinced that her suddenly missing mother and twin sister have departed for America without her, a situation that compels her to envision her twin's Western life throughout subsequent years.

"Lyric, intelligent, compassionate and often very funny, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea reminds us again how storytelling can save our lives. A brilliant debut.” —Michelle Huneven, author of Jamesland and Blame


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