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 cafÃ© and customers safe.
YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets.
CANDACE, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afghan lover, the enigmatic Wakil.
ISABEL, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life.
And HALAJAN, the sixty-year-old den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules.
As these five women discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever change their lives and the lives of many others.
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is the heart-warming and life-affirming fiction debut from the author of the bestselling memoir The Kabul Beauty School.
If you like The Kite Runner
, you'll love The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
. This compelling story of a cafe in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there, is full of heart and intelligenceAn eye-opening and uplifting tale about sisterhood and survivalThis compelling tale features the stories of five women in Afghanistan and how living surrounded by conflict and danger affects their livesA heartwarming tale about female friendshipsA brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that restores belief in humanityA unique insight into the women of this volatile, fascinating placeCaptivating and addictive. A perfect book-club readA heart-warming taleThe internationally bestselling novel about a little cafÃ© in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there - as if Maeve Binchy had written The Kite Runner
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 www.debbierodriguez.com
A Sunday Times
Top 10 bestseller for 5 weeks, selling 200,000 copies and counting (UK paperback/ebook)A massive international success - in the Australian bestseller charts for a year, selling over 80,000 copies TCMHeart-warming and life-affirming debut novel from the author of the New York Times
bestselling memoir The Kabul Beauty School
2013's second biggest selling debut fiction paperbackGreat PR angle as the story is inspired by real life; the author lived and worked in Afghanistan including owning a coffee shop in KabulContains recipes, reading group questions, and a fascinating interview with the author about the real-life circumstances surrounding her entry and exit from Kabul - perfect for book clubsCritical as well as commercial success with 20 pages of reviews from a wide range of media