In her remarkable debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea (Riverhead), Dina Nayeri tells a coming-of-age story of two young girls who, growing up in Iran, are caught between places and times in a world they are seeking to understandand survive. "A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is pure magic: lyrical, captivating, funny, and heartbreaking. Entering the world of intriguing Saba Hafezi and her friends in a seaside village in northern Iran, I lost my heart." – Jean Kwok. "Captivating. It reminds us how storytelling can save our lives. A brilliant debut." – Michelle Huneven.