The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (Originally Published as a Cup of Friendship) (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (Originally Published as a Cup of Friendship) From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Kabul Beauty School" comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Kabul, and the women who meet there--each with a story and a secret. Originally published as "A Cup of Friendship," this edition includes special features.
- Published: 20 March 2012
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780345514769 ISBN 10: 0345514769
- Sales rank: 1,260
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Reviews for The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (Originally Published as a Cup of Friendship)
I liked this book
Chick lit meets the Taliban in The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (also published under the title A Cup of Friendship).
This unlikely pairing creates a warm-hearted read with a serious message about the treatment of women in modern day Afghanistan.
It tells the story of five women - two Americans, one British and two Afghans - and the friendship they forge in a little coffee shop in the centre of Kabul.
It's evident that American author Deborah Rodriguez loves Kabul, the city she called home for five years during the 2000s, and that she has a lot of respect and compassion for its people.
I like what she has done with The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.
She gives us an insight into the lure of a country like Afghanistan for foreigners, the harsh realities of life for Afghan women and the struggles of the older generation who can remember life before the Taliban.
She also gave me a greater appreciation for the people of Afghanistan and their country, culture and traditions.
She does so using a writing style that is very easy to read.
I didn't love this book, but I liked it a lot.
It's not as haunting as Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns, but there are similarities between the two. Both authors draw attention to violence against women in Afghanistan, albeit using different genres.
If you're looking for a an easy and warm-hearted read that gives an insight into the struggles of women living in a country with a culture that is far different to ours, then The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is worth a read.
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