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In this romantic adventure of wild Afghanistan, master storyteller James Michener mixes the allure of the past with the dangers of today. After an impetuous American girl, Ellen Jasper, marries a young Afghan engineer, her parents hear no word from her. Although she wants freedom to do as she wishes, not even she is sure what that means. In the meantime, she is as good as lost in that wild land, perhaps forever....

"An extraordinary novel....Brilliant."

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IA romantic adventure set in wild Afghanistan, this novel tells the story of an impetuous American girl who marries a young Afghan engineer. Although she wants freedom to do as she wishes, not even she is sure what that means. In the meantime, she is as good as lost in a wild, sometimes hostile, land, perhaps forever.

About the Author

First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A timeless tale of love and emotional drama set against the backdrop of one of the most important countries in the world today, Caravans captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan’s remarkable history, and the inescapable allure of the past.

 

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“Brilliant . . . an extraordinary novel . . . The old nomadic trails across the mountains spring into existence.”The New York Times

 

“Romantic and adventurous . . . [Michener] has a wonderful empathy for the wild and free and an understanding of the reasons behind the kind of cruelty that goes with it.”Newsday

 

“Michener has done for Afghanistan what . . . his first [book] did for the South Pacific.”The New York Herald Tribune

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goodbug73, February 1, 2008 (view all comments by goodbug73)
It was interesting to read this book now in 2008 and see how much or little has changed in today's Afghanistan. It seems humans like to fight the same battles over and over again.
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ISBN:
9780449213803
Author:
Michener, James A.
Publisher:
Fawcett
Author:
James Michener
Author:
Michener, James A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
historical fiction;adventure books;adventure;afghanistan;fiction;historical novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
98-6
Publication Date:
19861212
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.92x4.26x.96 in. .49 lbs.

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