Join Matthew DeBardelaben on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali.
Roya and Bahman meet in Iran while they are teenagers. Their romance blossoms as they spend time together in their favorite spot, a stationery shop in Tehran. On the eve of their wedding, a coup d’etat takes place that changes the fate of their country and relationship. After years of separation, they get the chance to discover what tore them apart. The Stationery Shop is a moving look at the power of love and loss.
DeBardelaben is Director of Farming Operations and International Partnerships at Blühen Botanicals. He is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; he serves on the board of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance and helps curate Knoxville's PechaKucha Night.