Melody
This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

As quoted by Marcia:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.


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My find this week is Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji. I want to read this book so badly!
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Published: May 2009

Synopsis:

From "a striking new talent" (Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution. In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. But the bliss of Pasha and Zari's stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police. The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice...

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19 Responses
  1. Alice Teh Says:

    Love the cover, Melody!


  2. Nymeth Says:

    That's a beautiful cover for sure. And the book sounds excellent too.


  3. That is a beautiful cover, Melody. And the book sounds good too.


  4. Ladytink_534 Says:

    That is a gorgeous cover! Not too crazy about the synopsis though. :(


  5. Debi Says:

    Oh Melody, that book does sound wonderful! Thanks for introducing me to it. :)


  6. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    You always find the good ones!


  7. Trish Says:

    I don't always read the Cover Attraction memes, but this one really caught my eye. It is a beautiful cover and I'm interested in all things Iran. I'll be watching for this one!


  8. JessicaLeigh Says:

    Beautiful cover, and it sounds like a powerful book. Great pick!


  9. violetcrush Says:

    I'm totally with you, I had posted this sometime on my blog too. I LOVE the cover as well as the title.


  10. Beth F Says:

    Good one!


  11. Jess Says:

    Beautiful cover. This sounds like a book my book club would love.


  12. Dar Says:

    I love this cover as well Melody. I'll be reading this early in June. If you haven't found yourself a copy yet, I'll send you mine once I'm done. Hope you're having a great week.


  13. DeSeRt RoSe Says:

    You have something waiting for you at my blog :)

    http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-lovely-blog-award-2.html



  14. Melody Says:

    Hi everyone! I'm glad we share the same sentiments about the cover. I'm hoping the story will be as great as the cover! :)

    Dar - Thanks so much for the offer! I'm wondering if you've a BookMooch account where I could exchange the points for your book? I hope you've a great week too! :)


  15. Melody Says:

    Desert Rose - Thank you so much for the award! :)


  16. Julia Says:

    The cover very lovely and it look like a good book :)


  17. Wanda Says:

    A single red rose can say so much; definitely adds impact to this book cover!


  18. Melody Says:

    Julia - It sure looks like it, isn't it? :)

    Wanda - I agree!