My first really good read in awhile! I read it in two days over the "ice break". I absolutely LOVE the way this author tells a story. He really has a way with words. If you haven't read any of his books, I highly recommend them. They will also make you look at Afghanistan in a new way. (or at least they did for me)
LOVE!! 5 out of 5.
Summary from Goodreads:
A moving story about
two women set in Afghanistan. The book's story illustrates both the
second class, serf-like treatment of two women and their subjection to
physical and emotional brutality that was allowed, enabled and endorsed.
We also get to see the bravery, kindness and self-resilience of these
same two women. Despite the harsh reality of the story, the humanness
and compassion shown by both women while trying to survive in such a
brutal and oppressive environment is very uplifting.