By Dina Nayeri

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A magical novel a few younger Iranian girl lifted from grief via her robust mind's eye and love of Western culture.

turning out to be up in a small rice-farming village in Eighties Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her dual sister, Mahtab, are captivated through the USA. they retain lists of English phrases and gather unlawful Life magazines, tv indicates, and rock song. So whilst her mom and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father on my own in Iran, Saba is bound that they've moved to the USA with out her. yet her mom and dad have taught her that “all destiny is written within the blood,” and that twins will dwell a similar existence, no matter if separated through land and sea. As she grows up within the heat and neighborhood of her neighborhood village, falls out and in of affection, and struggles with the restricted chances in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there's in a different way for her tale to spread. someplace, it has to be that her sister resides the Western model of this existence. And the place Saba’s international has all of the grit and brutality of genuine existence less than the hot Islamic regime, her sister’s event offers her a freedom and keep watch over that Saba can in basic terms dream of.
jam-packed with a colourful solid of characters and provided in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of japanese storytelling with sleek Western prose, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is a story approximately reminiscence and the significance of controlling one’s personal destiny.

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Hmmm . . They said you were smart, full of book-reading and intuition. And here you are, believing everything they tell you to believe. You don’t know what’s 51 dina nay er i true”—she shakes a finger at Saba and glares—“ultimate truth, real truth like most people don’t see. ” Saba is bursting with the hundred responses that bubble up all at once, but before she can choose, Ponneh jumps to her feet. “Come, Saba,” she says. ” Saba doesn’t move. She looks into the unfocused gaze of this tiny old-world fortune-teller who, through her curtain of cataracts, has seen more of Saba than her own father has.

Saba yanked off the blindfold and saw Ponneh twisting Reza’s ear and scolding him until he ran off. ” Now a sad look passes over Ponneh’s eyes and she says, “You want me to diet so I can be a stick.  . ” 54 a t e a spoon of e a rth a n d se a Saba stares at Ponneh and tries to work out what game they’re playing now. She searches for a response. “That’s different! ” Ponneh shrugs. “Who says? You don’t like it because you want a big Western-magazine love story that doesn’t happen in real life. And you like to fight.

One heart tells me to go, to go. ” Saba has the better singing voice, so she serenades a giggling Ponneh with elaborate and dramatic bows and gallant gestures. “Saba, bring me my sack,” says Khanom Mansoori, the Ancient One, who has been left in charge of the girls while the other women run their own household errands. Saba’s father trusts the old villager to teach his daughter respectable, womanly ways. But even at nearly ninety years old she projects a childlike mischief. Saba thinks it’s the combination of her deceptively tiny body and all the trouble she must be dreaming up in the hours she spends pretending to sleep.

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