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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742750026
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul




Deborah Rodriguez's international bestselling book about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there, has moved readers around the world and become a word-of-mouth favourite among book clubs.

Deborah Rodriguez's international bestselling book about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there, has moved readers around the world and become a word-of-mouth favourite among book clubs.

In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together.

Sunny, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her café and customers safe...

Yazmina, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets ...

Candace, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afghan lover, the enigmatic Wakil ...

Isabel, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life...

And Halajan, the sixty-year-old den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules.

As these five discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever change their lives and the lives of many others.

“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

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742750026
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Deborah Rodriguez

Deborah Rodriguez is the author of the international bestsellers The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. She has also written two memoirs: The Kabul Beauty School, about her life in Afghanistan, and The House on Carnaval Street, on her experiences following her return to America. She spent five years teaching and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan.

Deborah also owned the Oasis Salon and the Cabul Coffee House, and is the founder of the nonprofit organization Oasis Rescue, which aims to teach women in post-conflict and disaster-stricken areas the art of hairdressing.

She currently lives in Mazatlán, Mexico, where she owns Tippy Toes salon and spa.

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Praise for The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul

“A perfect summer read.”

Sunday Herald Sun

“As if Maeve Binchy had written The Kite Runner.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A heart-warming tale ... that's utterly irresistible.”

Madison

“Funny, informative and with a serious message about tolerance, you'll want to share it with your girls”

Cleo

“A brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that, surprisingly, restores belief in humanity.”

Daily Telegraph

“Rodriguez's first work of fiction hums along with humour and understanding.”

Australian Women's Weekly


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