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“With a message…to protect and empower the women of Kabul, Rodriguez weaves her tale of life, death, and marriage…Readers will appreciate the in-depth, sensory descriptions of this oft-mentioned and faraway place that most have never seen.”
- Booklist

“Rodriguez paints a vivid picture of Afghan culture… as if Maeve Binchy had written The Kite Runner.”
- Kirkus

Deborah Rodriguez, author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Kabul Beauty School, makes her compelling fiction debut in this novel of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Afghanistan and the women who meet there - each with a story and a secret that will lead them to forge an extraordinary friendship.

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul: A Novel

Sunny is an energetic American living in Kabul; her pride and joy is the coffee shop she runs for expats, whose stories filter through her daily life. When Yazmina, a young woman from a remote village, is kidnapped, then left on a city street pregnant and alone, Sunny gives her a home - but all Yazmina wants is to find a way to rescue her sister from the same fate. Into the coffee shop, and Yazminaıs and Sunnyıs lives, comes Candace, a wealthy American who uses her connections to make a difference in the womenıs circumstances, then ends up needing help herself; Isabel, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life; and Halajan, the den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules - and threatens to turn her own son against her. As these women gather and discover that thereıs more to one another than meets the eye, theyıll form a bond that will change not only their own lives but the lives of an entire community.

Category: Fiction
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012

 Read excerpt from chapter 1

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