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

— Marie Claire

“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.”



“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


Goodreads: ratings & reviews

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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.

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