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A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
By Dina Nayeri and Sneha Mathan (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date January 31, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781470848163
ISBN-10 1470848163
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: [MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]

Spellbinding in its narration, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is the story of an Iranian girl who, separated from her mother and twin sister during the turmoil following the Iranian Revolution, invents a rich, imaginative world in which they live.

Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister Mahtab are fascinated by America. They keep lists of English vocabulary words and collect contraband copies of Life magazine and Beatles cassettes. So when Saba suddenly finds herself abandoned, alone with her father in Iran, she is certain that her mother and sister have moved to America without her. Bereft, she aches for their company, and for the Western life she believes she is being denied. All her life she had been taught that ''fate is in the blood,'' which must mean that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. Thus, over the next several years, as Saba falls in and out of love and struggles with the limited possibilities available to her as a woman in Iran, she imagines a simultaneous, parallel life, a Western version, for her sister. But where Saba's story has all the grit and brutality of real life in postrevolutionary Iran, her sister's life -- as Saba envisions it -- gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of.

Filled with a colorful cast of characters, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is told in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with straightforward Western prose and tells a story about the importance of controlling your own fate.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781594487040
 
from Riverhead Books (January 31, 2013)
9781594487040 | details & prices | 423 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $27.95
About: A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781594632327
 
Reprint edition from Riverhead Books (January 7, 2014)
9781594632327 | details & prices | 469 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.00
About: From the author of Refuge, a magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781470848163
 
With Sneha Mathan (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 31, 2013)
9781470848187 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $32.95
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With Sneha Mathan (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 31, 2013)
9781470848163 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.

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