Rosewater and Soda Bread : A Novel, Paperback Book
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A sweet story continuing the one started in Pomegranate Soup. Three sisters have fled Iran and have made their way to a small town in western Ireland. There they own a restaurant, offering the townsfolk a taste of foreign foods and aromas. They are mostly accepted into the community but there are a few who would like to see them gone. Romance is in the air for the oldest and youngest sisters but the middle one has started taking mysterious "breaks" from her duties. Nice but read Pomegranate Soup first.

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Three Iranian women are now in Ireland, having escaped the Revolution. The setting is the mid to late 1980s. A local woman finds a mermaid-like girl who has committed unspeakable acts in trying to abort a baby. The women carry on with their lives while trying to help their friend discover the identity of the girl. There's really not much of a plot here, and I suspect that my enjoyment of the novel is greatly marred by having not read <i>Pomegranate Soup</i> first. There just really seems to be quite a bit lacking in this novel . . . including a gripping plot.

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The further adventures of the three sisters with a possible mermaid, a pirate radio priest and more food.It's a gentle series set in 80's Ireland but some of the characters seem to have very little depth. You would need to have read the previous book Pomegranite Soup to really get whats going on. The descriptions of food and smells is where the book really came alive for me, along with the thinking behind certain dishes.