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This is truly a remarkable book, well written and compelling.
This is a book that allows you into the inner workings of family life in Kabul by way of a family run by Sultan Khan, the bookseller.
Since then, I have been purchasing copies of this book to give whenever I can to people who should learn about these things.
Very good, if sometimes cringe-worthy read. This "not quite a novel" is a great view into a culture hidden to the average American. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Chi_Guy
Wonderfully written. Very authentic account of Afghan family and culture, especially Afghan women's lives. One of the best books I have read on this topic! Highly recommend.Published 27 days ago by G.
Brilliant novel that follows a family in Kabul. Very well written, a definite page turner.Published 1 month ago by Laura Sedgwick
Beautiful window of the life of people we barely know anything about. Very enjoyable.Published 2 months ago by Elma Gonzalez
Person could have at least wiped off the cover, there were traces of oil on it and and I really should have bought a NEW COPY AT THIS PRICEPublished 3 months ago by Brittni M
I enjoyed this book. I thought it was likely factual. I understand, since then, that the male protagonist sued the author because of alleged misrepresentation. Read morePublished 3 months ago by syzygy
I was interested in reading this even though Afghanistan has changed quite a bit since 2002 when this was written. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Johnny 1955-2055