The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

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After hard luck and heartbreak, Sunny finally finds a place to call home--in the middle of an Afghanistan war zone. There, the thirty-eight-year-old serves up her American hospitality to the expats who patronize her coffee shop, including a British journalist, a "danger pay" consultant, and a wealthy and well-connected woman. True to her name, Sunny also bonds with people whose language and landscape are unfamiliar to most Westerners, but whose hearts and souls are very much like our own: the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her ultratraditional son; and Yazmina, a young Afghan villager with a secret that could put everyone's life in jeopardy. In this gorgeous first novel, New York Times bestselling author Deborah Rodriguez paints a stirring portrait of a faraway place where--even in the fog of political and social conflict--friendship, passion, and hope still exist.

Originally published as A Cup of Friendship.

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2011
ISBN: 9780345514769
Branch Call Number: FIC Rodr
Characteristics: 302 pages

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martins_mom Jun 21, 2017

Although the setting and events of this book are intriguing, the characters and how they behave are real Oprah's Book Club, with capital 'M' morals laid out for the reader at every turn.


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martins_mom Jun 21, 2017

Although the setting and events of this book are intriguing, the characters and how they behave are real Oprah's Book Club, with capital 'M' morals laid out for the reader at every turn.

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Cas22
Jan 11, 2016

While this isn’t a particularly well written book, this fictional story of five women who are associated with a Kabul coffee shop becomes a valuable vehicle for showing us the harsh, violent and oppressive reality of life in Afghanistan. The plight of women is particularly grim, far worse than I realised. It was these insights, rather than any literary merit, that made the book a worthwhile read for me.

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