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The last days of Café Leila a novel by Donia Bijan

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Death,
  • Iranian American women,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • Mothers and daughters,
  • Fathers,
  • Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDonia Bijan
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3602.I368 L37 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination292 pages
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27231037M
ISBN 101616205857
ISBN 109781616205850
LC Control Number2016043555
OCLC/WorldCa953599079

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“A love letter to family, food, and culture, The Last Days of Café Leila is a beautiful narrative with an undeniable ache for belonging at its center.” —Refinery29 “A glorious treat awaits you at the literary table of Donia Bijan. This debut novel has it all, a comfpelling story of family, faith and love told with a longing heart and an appetite for life beyond the small Iranian. The Last Days of Café Leila: A Novel but I was fulfilling a challenge for a book group & I am so glad I "found" this book to read. Within the walls of Cafe Leila, all the turmoil & unrest from the real world (Iran) have ceased. The food & the culture & the connections to the patrons & to the people who live & work in the cafe were just so /5().   the last days of cafÉ leila by Donia Bijan ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ap This lyrical debut novel, an immigrant saga and coming-of-age story, provides a tantalizing look at Iran pre- Author: Donia Bijan. Summary. The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan tells the story of the Café Leila, a family owned restaurant in Tehran, and her owers, the Yadegar family. The power of food and family has held the family and the café together for generations but during the Islamic Revolution, when business is faltering and all seems lost, family patriarch, Zod, is forced to send his children Noor and.

  First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan. The Last Days of Café Leila follows a Persian family split up by tragic events in Iran and scattered thousands of miles apart. For the characters, the emotional distance is no less, as Bijan draws a fascinating parallel between the various generations of Persians struggling to understand Author: Donia Bijan. Donia Bijan’s The Last Days of Café Leila is a captivating debut novel that lyrically illustrates the beauty of the Iranian people and their culture while also telling their appalling history. Thirty years after her father sent her and her brother to America for a better life, Noor journeys back to her childhood home in Tehran, accompanied by her disgruntled teenage daughter, Lily. The Last Days of Café Leila. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. The novel opens in Tehran, Iran, in Café Leila, a family-owned and operated café that has been owned by the same family for generations. The café owner, Zod, is anxiously awaiting a letter from his daughter living in The United States. The Last Days of Café Leila: A Novel but I was fulfilling a challenge for a book group & I am so glad I "found" this book to read. Within the walls of Cafe Leila, all the turmoil & unrest from the real world (Iran) have ceased. The food & the culture & the connections to the patrons & to the people who live & work in the cafe were just so /5.

Get this from a library! The last days of Café Leila: a novel. [Donia Bijan] -- "When Noor returns to her native Iran for the first time in thirty years, with her very American daughter, Lily, so much about her homeland is different. But Café Leila--the restaurant Noor's family. The Last Days of Café Leila Overview. The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan reads as a love letter to a great many things the main character adores. The story spans four generations of the same family running the same cafe in Tehran, Iran. Cafe Leila plays a significant enough role that it is as if the cafe itself is a character whose. Bijan’s real-life experiences as a Cordon Bleu chef are obvious in THE LAST DAYS OF CAFÉ LEILA, as the characters prepare the special cuisine that defines Café Leila. Yet beneath the lovely words and food described are the horrors of unrestrained force and injustice that were allowed to flourish during (and after) Iran’s revolution. Take our free The Last Days of Café Leila quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge. Determine which chapters, themes and styles you already know and what you need to study for your upcoming essay, midterm, or final exam. Take the free quiz now! Directions: Click on the correct answer. Questions of