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Download The Rug Merchant Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (593 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Mullins Narrator: Bill Camp Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Isolated and far from his native Iran, Ushman Khan has worked hard to build a wealthy, reliable clientele for his wares: exquisite hand-woven rugs from his home city of Tabriz. With perfect rectitude, he caters to clients like New York's Upper East Side grand dame Mrs. Roberts, who plies him for stories about his exotic origins and culture to feed her own imagination. But like many immigrants, he's living only half a life. He dreams of the day his beloved wife, Farak, will be able to join him in New York and complete his vision of the American dream. But when she tells him that she is leaving him for another man, Ushman is shattered. He begins to wander aimlessly through the terminals of JFK Airport, imagining a now-impossible reunion with Farak.

Unexpectedly, he meets Stella, a Barnard College student who has just bade farewell to her parents en route for an Italian vacation. After Stella, isolated in her own way, finds herself at Ushman's Manhattan store, they embark on an improbable and powerful romance. Together this American girl from the Deep South and the Iranian aesthete form a tender bond that awakens them both to the possibility of joy in a world full of tragedy. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by theresa | 1/31/2014

    " This was a tremendously quick read. The story is not complex but the author achieves the goal of telling a love story that doesn't have a chance. The character development really brought the story to life. I had to keep reminding myself that they were not sitting next to me on the train. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Larry | 1/26/2014

    " This book was OK I enjoyed the author making me think about the mixing of two cultures and then adding youth and age to a romantic interlude. The story line was believable and written in a way that you could plug any two diffrent characters and likely end up with the same results as those of the book.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dylan Derflinger | 1/25/2014

    " Icky. Don't read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/19/2014

    " I was disappointed in the ending of this book - the tale is rich in character, and I really enjoyed the descriptions of the rugs, being the textile head I am, and there was no way not to appreciate Usman, in his awkward life, but the end was just so . . . tidy. I can't even really suggest another path that might have been more satisfying to me. Perhaps that is the difficulty in a character driven story - life goes on, even after the final sentence. That truth makes it hard to have a satisfying conclusion - Usman, Stella, Mrs. Roberts - no matter where the author left them, you know they have to get up in the morning, shower and eat and go about the day. "

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