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The Illuminations

The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan
How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it? Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. [...more]
Set in Blackpool, Afghanistan
Contemporary Fiction
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No More Mulberries

No More Mulberries

Mary Smith
Set in Afghanistan, British-born Miriam finds her marriage to her Afghan doctor husband heading towards crisis. She has to journey into her past to understand how unresolved issues are damaging her relationship. It is a story of commitment and divided loyalties, of love and loss, set against a country struggling through transition. [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Contemporary Fiction
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Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni - Real Stories of Afghan Women

Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni - Real Stories of Afghan Women

Mary Smith
Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni provides a remarkable insight into the lives of women in Afghanistan. Despite the hardships in their lives - and there are many - they are not all helpless downtrodden victims but women of courage, determined to [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Biographical
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Mule Train

Mule Train

Huw Francis
Border Policeman Ishmael Khan has spent his life in the stunning mountains of the Hindu Kush, on the western edge of the Himalayas. His current mission is to find out what is happening to the foreign backpackers disappearing in the area. Raseem [...more]
Set in Himalayas, Afghanistan
Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction
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Legacy of Love

Legacy of Love

Caroline Harvey
Charlotte was the first - wildly beautiful, wildly frustrated- who married her soldier husband solely to escape from the claustrophobic respectability of Victorian life in Richmond. When she reached the British lines in Kabul she was bewitched by [...more]
Set in Kabul
Historical Political Romance
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A Second Legacy

A Second Legacy

Caroline Harvey aka Joanna Trollope
Behind Alexia Langley stood the legacy of three remarkable and indomitable women. There was Charlotte who had survived the Afghan war in Victorian times - Alexandra who had bravely carved a life for herself on a Cornish farm - and Cara, who was [...more]
Set in London, Scotland, Afghanistan
Historical Romance
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Born Under a Million Shadows

Born Under a Million Shadows

Andrea Busfield
The Taliban have disappeared from Kabul's streets, but the long shadows of their brutal regime remain. In his short life eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and [...more]
Set in Kabul
Contemporary Fiction Political Romance
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My Name Is Parvana

My Name Is Parvana

Deborah Ellis
Fifteen-year-old Parvana has built a new life with her family, and it's the life she's always dreamt of. She's learning in a real school, and teaching too. But this is Afghanistan, and the war is far from over. Many still view the education and [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Action & Adventure Children's Fiction Contemporary Fiction Political
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Parvana's Journey

Parvana's Journey

Deborah Ellis
Parvana is alone. Her father is dead. A refugee in a land full of dangers, she must travel across Afghanistan to find her mother and sisters. As she travels, Parvana finds friends—a starving, orphaned baby; a strange, hostile boy; a solitary girl [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Action & Adventure Children's Fiction Contemporary Fiction Political
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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

Deborah Ellis
Afghanistan: Parvana's father is arrested and taken away by Taliban soldiers. Under Taliban law, women and girls are not allowed to leave the house on their own. Parvana, her mother, and sisters are prisoners in their own home. With no man to go [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Action & Adventure Children's Fiction Contemporary Fiction Political
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Shooting Kabul

Shooting Kabul

N. H. Senzai
In the summer of 2001. twelve year old Fadi's parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. When their underground transport arrives at the rendezvous point. chaos ensues. and Fadi is [...more]
Set in San Francisco, Kabul
Children's Fiction Contemporary Fiction
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Lie Down With Lions

Lie Down With Lions

Ken Follett
Jane, a brave and sensual Englishwoman, is caught in a deadly romantic triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre. Love, hatred and deception sweep them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to full-tilt guerilla warfare in [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Contemporary Fiction Suspense
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Willow Trees don't Weep

Willow Trees don't Weep

Fadia Faqir
Najwa's father left when she was four years old. Now, upon her mother's death, she cannot live alone in the Islamic society of Jordan. She must find her father. Her search takes her through new dangers as she becomes swept up with a mysterious [...more]
Set in Afghanistan
Contemporary Fiction
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The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Deborah Rodriguez
In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together. SUNNY, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her café and customers safe. YAZMINA, a young [...more]
Set in Kabul
Contemporary Fiction Political
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The Swallows Of Kabul

The Swallows Of Kabul

Yasmina Khadra
Moshen and his wife, Zunaira, met at the university and once looked forward to a happy and prosperous life together. But Moshem's dream of becoming a diplomat, halted by the war with Russia, dies with the ascendancy of the Taliban. Zunaira, formerly [...more]
Set in Kabul
Contemporary Fiction Political
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The Bookseller Of Kabul

The Bookseller Of Kabul

Åsne Seierstad
Two weeks after September 11th, award-winning journalist Åsne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to report on the conflict there. In the following spring she returned to live with an Afghan family for several months. For more than twenty years Sultan [...more]
Set in Kabul
Biographical Contemporary Fiction Political
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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle [...more]
Set in San Francisco, Paris, Afghanistan
Historical Political
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a [...more]
Set in Kabul
Historical Political Romance
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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini
Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this [...more]
Set in Kabul
Historical Political
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Stones into Schools

Stones into Schools

Greg Mortenson
In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan [...more]
Set in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Biographical Contemporary Fiction Political
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