Rosewater and Soda Bread – published 2008

Following the success of Pomegranate Soup, Rosewater and Soda Bread continues to chronicle the lives of sisters Marjan, Bahar and Layla Aminpour. Life is well and Café Babylon continues to fascinate the once humdrum Ballinacroagh.

But conflict soon arrives on Clew Bay Beach in the form of a strange young woman bearing webbed hands and a past that proves an unimaginable upheaval for the pious Catholic town. As the Aminpour sisters lend support to the newcomer, they deal with dilemmas of love and spiritual belief. Rosewater and Soda Bread once again bears Mehran’s distinctive cross-cultural anecdotal style; with Iranian culinary magic maintaining a strong thread throughout the backdrop of Ballinacroagh.