The Saffron Kitchen

The Saffron Kitchen

Written by: Yasmin Crowther
Read by: Mehr Mansuri
Read by: Ariana Fraval

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  • ISBN 9781429586795
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A passionate and timely debut novel about mothers and daughters, roots and exile, from the remote mountains and riotous streets of Iran to the rain-soaked suburbs of London.


“Beautiful . . . A heartfelt story about unbreakable family bonds.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“A wonderfully intricate debut novel . . . exploring the potency of heritage and the pain of exile.”
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Saffron Kitchen has a dreamlike quality that gradually draws in and washes over a reader.”
-USA Today

“A fine novel of cultural and generational tension.”
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A moving look at the plight of the immigrant torn between two homes.”
-The Christian Science Monitor

“With richly descriptive language evoking the riotous streets of Iran to the comfortable London suburbs, Crowther’s well-crafted narrative will keep readers eagerly turning the pages of this poetic debut about mothers and daughters.”

“Crowther’s debut is spellbinding, and her cross-cultural perception and empathy are illuminating and affecting.”

“An unusual and satisfying read.”
-The Guardian, London

“A book about edges . . . where unconscious drives become seemingly rational decisions; and where different cultural values confront each other . . . Crowther [is] a novelist of exceptional honesty and grace.”
-The Sunday Telegraph, London