Amy Harper
Amy Harper

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Calcutta Cricket Club

Calcutta Cricket Club

Calcutta Cricket Club, 340 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8, Canada

Calgary’s August Girly Book Club

Calcutta Cricket Club, 340 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8, Canada

Book Club Starts
August 28th at 7:00 PM

New Member Induction at 6:30 PM

This month we’re taking on a different kind of historical fiction with Marjan Kamali’s The Stationery Shop, described as a “poignant, heartfelt novel… that explores loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate.”

Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with books and pens and bottles of jewel-colored ink.

Then Mr. Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces Roya to his other favorite customer—handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry—and she loses her heart at once. Their romance blossoms, and the little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran.

A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square when violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows. For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless. With a sorrowful heart, she moves on—to college in California, to another man, to a life in New England—until, more than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the questions that have haunted her for more than half a century: Why did you leave? Where did you go? How is it that you were able to forget me?


Calcutta Cricket Club, 340 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8, Canada


  1. Sheryl McCormick says:

    I would like to go on the waiting list for August book club. Thanks!

  2. Christina says:

    Hi! If there’s any room in August let me know!

  3. Gurveen Biring says:

    I’d like to be put on the waiting list!

  4. Gurveen Dhaliwal says:

    I’d like to be added to the waitlist!

    • Christina says:

      Hi guys! Is there any way we can expand the reservation? If not I’ll make sure to sign up on time next meeting haha

  5. Courtney Rocca says:

    Hi, I would like to be added to the wait list please.

    Thank you!

  6. Stacy Friesen says:

    Hey Amy, shoot, looks like I waited too long to register! Can I please be added to the waitlist?

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