Trish Read... Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
There was a lot to love about this book; the delicious recipes that started each new chapter, the relationship between 3 beautiful sisters, tested repeatedly and the warm story of love, self-belief and most of all hope that was prominent throughout.
Woven with glimpses of what life became for those living in Iran both before and after the revolution, yet set-in small-town Ireland, with characters, described so vividly that even those for whom no redemption was due you still retained hope.
Not a book that I would typically pick up, but the cover and title called to me. This is what makes the reviewing part of the job so fun and I am grateful to have this in my mental library of stories to recall when life gets a little dreary and hope doesn’t always seem at hand.
- Trish Blair