The Bookseller of Kabul

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Back Bay Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.52 X 8.22 X 0.85 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316159418

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About the Author

Asne Seierstad has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She has received numerous awards for her journalism. She is the author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, an international bestseller that has been translated into twenty-six languages. Seierstad makes her home in Norway and travels frequently to the United States.

Reviews

"The most intimate description of an Afghan household ever produced by a Western journalist. . . . Seierstad is a sharp and often lyrical observer."--Richard McGill Murphy, New York Times Book Review
"An admirable, revealing portrait of daily life in a country that Washington claims to have liberated but does not begin to understand. Seierstad writes of individuals, but her message is larger."--Mark Hertsgaard, Washington Post Book World
"A compelling portrait of a country at a crossroads - desperate for tranquillity, factionalized beyond imagination, struggling both to uphold tradition and to modernize, hoping to prove to itself and the rest of the world that it knows peace and stability."--Scott W. Helman, Boston Globe
"A compelling book. . . . Seierstad infiltrated a world most readers will never see."--Steve Weinberg, Denver Post
"An unusually intimate glimpse of a traditional Afghan family. . . . Seierstad imbues a grim story with language of desolate beauty."--S. L. Allen, Entertainment Weekly