The Resource The last days of Café Leila : a novel, Donia Bijan, (electronic resource)

The last days of Café Leila : a novel, Donia Bijan, (electronic resource)

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The last days of Café Leila : a novel
Title
The last days of Café Leila
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Donia Bijan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A neighborhood caf ̌in Tehran is at the center of this powerful and transporting story of love, family, friendship, and homecoming told against the backdrop of Iran's rich, yet tragic, history. When Noor returns to her native Iran for the first time in thirty years, so much about her homeland is different. But Caf ̌Leila--the restaurant Noor's family has run for three generations--hasn't changed. Zod, Noor's father, is still at the caf'̌s helm, a much-loved patriarch offering laughter, solace, and nourishment to the makeshift family of regulars and waiters who call Caf ̌Leila home. With her discontented, very American teenage daughter, Lily, reluctantly at her side, Noor struggles to maintain a semblance of family life. But Tehran is a place of contradictions, where grace and brutal violence both have a foothold, and it's not long before rebellious Lily is caught up in both. As the novel folds back in time, stories emerge of Noor's ancestors, particularly of her mother, who was killed when Noor was a teenager. As past and present converge, Noor begins to understand her place in--and her responsibility to--this world and to the many souls who have sought refuge at the caf.̌ The Last Days of Caf ̌Leila is a powerful debut about the delicate, sometimes dangerous balance between history and progress, and the resilience of a family in the face of upheaval
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bijan, Donia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fathers
  • Iranian American women
  • Electronic books
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
Label
The last days of Café Leila : a novel, Donia Bijan, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11807729
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616207120
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11807729
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11807729
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The last days of Café Leila : a novel, Donia Bijan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11807729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616207120
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11807729
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11807729
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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