The House on Carnaval Street

The House on Carnaval Street : From Kabul to a Home by the Mexican Sea

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I hadn't been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left . . .

Intimate, honest and touching, this is the story of Deborah Rodriguez's often hilarious journey of self-discovery. Forced to flee her life in Afghanistan, she leaves behind her friends, her possessions and her two beloved businesses: a hair salon and a coffee shop.

But life proves no easier 'back home'. After a year living in California where she teeters on the edge of sanity, Deborah makes a decision: she's going to get the old Deb back. So, at the age of forty-nine, she packs her life and her cat, Polly, into her Mini Cooper and heads south to a pretty seaside town in Mexico. Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street.

If you liked Eat, Pray, Love you will love The House on Carnaval Street. Rodriguez's story speaks to every woman, mother, sister, wife - to anyone who has ever questioned their relationships, their place in the world and the choices that they've made.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 163 x 198 x 25mm | 254g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751555967
  • 9780751555967
  • 80,750

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This inspirational read is bound to appeal to anyone contemplating their second or third act * Booklist * Fans of Rodriguez's brash and honest tone will thoroughly enjoy this next installment in her remarkable story * Publishers Weekly * Readers who fell in love with Rodriguez's chronicle of life in Afghanistan [The Kabul Beauty School] will surely revel in this candid, intimate tale of starting over in middle-age in a new country * Kirkus Reviews *
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About Deborah Rodriguez

Deborah Rodriguez spent five years teaching at and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. She also owned the Cabul Coffee House, and is now a hairdresser and a motivational speaker. Deborah currently lives in Mexico where she owns the Tippy Toes Salon. To learn more about her visit
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Rating details

873 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 17% (145)
4 30% (261)
3 37% (320)
2 12% (108)
1 4% (39)
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