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The Cypress Tree: A love letter to Iran.
by Kamin Mohammadi | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by Ametisti of Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 4/15/2017
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Ametisti): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by Ametisti from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, April 15, 2017

10 out of 10

Backcover starts with the following:

"We Iranians are like the cypress tree. We may bend and bend on the wind but we will never break.

Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 revolution. Bewildered by the seismic changes in her homeland, she turned her back on the past and spent her teenage years trying to fit in with British attitudes to family, food and freedom. She was twenty-seven before she returned to Iran, drawn inexorably back by memories of her grandmother's house in Abadan, with its traditional inner courtyard, its noisy gatherings and its very walls steeped in history. "

The book is charming, surprising and filled with such a beautiful language that you cannot put it away but read it as much as you can in one sitting. The story it tells is heart-braking and yet full of hope and pride of an exotic homeland. Kamin shares the everyday history of ordinary people behind the news of Iran. Her writing is full of colors, scents and voices that make everything so alive, so vivid, so real. It sits in like a memory in your head: you can taste the food, smell the roses, feel the heat of the sun on your skin.

The Cypress Tree is a wonderful reading experience. I was fortunate to meet Kamin at a yoga retreat in Italy in 2014 after which I read her book.  


Journal Entry 2 by Ametisti at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, April 15, 2017

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This book is reserved for a release at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport book swap in December 2017. Before our travels, I may circle the book as a ring - just need to be sure to get it back in time :) 


Journal Entry 3 by Ametisti at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Change of plans! 


Journal Entry 4 by Ametisti at Somewhere in the centre in Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (12/23/2017 UTC) at Somewhere in the centre in Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Tervetuloa bookcrossaamaan omalla tavallasi!
Welcome to bookcrossing!

This book is released in Lisbon during our flight back from Salvador, Brazil to Helsinki, Finland. We have a 12h layover and hopefully will get into Christmas spirit by visiting downtown streets. I wonder if I could find some Christmas tree ornaments for our tree :)

Happy reading to you who catches the book!
 


Journal Entry 5 by Ametisti at Terminal 1Shopping mall Departure lounge in -- Airport / Aeroporto --, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (12/23/2017 UTC) at Terminal 1Shopping mall Departure lounge in -- Airport / Aeroporto --, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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Welcome to bookcrossing!

Exhausted by the overnight flight we decided to stay at the airport. It was a good choise as there are hour-long queues everywhere. I’ll release this book at the busy airport and hope it’ll find a new reades swiftly :)

 


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