The little Coffee Shop of Kabul
I don't know about you, but I often look at newsreels of war torn countries and wonder how people manage to live ordinary lives in the midst of it all. How they shop, go to school, entertain friends, deal with different cultures who might be at war but are sometimes part of your own family or circle of friends.
This book is so well written you are exported to Afghanistan, you feel the beautiful fabrics, you breathe in the scented candles, and your gut clenches with fear as bombs go off.
The writer actually lived in Kabul and owned a beauty school and co-owned a coffee shop and this shows through in her writing, the actual human experience of it! I have already reserved a copy of "The Kabul beauty shop" from the library, which is in fact her earlier book.
You can read more about the author here