The honest, entertaining and life-affirming sequel to The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, featuring the same loveable cast of characters, from internationally best-selling author Deborah Rodriguez.
In a little coffee shop in war-torn Kabul, five very different women unite for one important cause: to protect the women in Afghanistan. Now back home in the US, Sunny, the founder, is finding it difficult to settle and dreams of returning to her beloved coffee shop.
Shea is haunted by a traumatic event that makes her renounce her Afghan heritage. Yazmina, the coffee shop's new owner, wants to use her newfound security to help other women avoid the fate she narrowly escaped. Zara, promised in marriage to a violent man she's never met, arrives at the coffee shop seeking sanctuary. And Halajan, the grandmother still breaking all the rules, is secretly learning to drive....
Together, these five women set out to change their lives and the lives of women in Afghanistan forever.
"Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humour." (New York Times)
"A craftsman and a storyteller, Rodriguez captures place and people wholeheartedly, unveiling the faces of Afghanistan's women through a wealth of memorable characters who light up the page." (Publishers Weekly)
"Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour." (LA Times)
"An eye-opening and uplifting tale about sisterhood and survival." (Grazia)
"A very gutsy, real-life adventure story for women.... This lively memoir is full of darkly funny moments." (People)
"A brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that restores belief in humanity." (Daily Telegraph)
"A perfect summer read. What sets this book apart is its wonderfully exotic setting." (Sunday Herald Sun)
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