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ISBN13: 9780316159418
ISBN10: 0316159417
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AnnS, August 10, 2012 (view all comments by AnnS)
Excellent book. I learned so much. Seierstad writes beautifully. I have since read One Hundred and One Days and look forward to the next.
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sharan2394, June 25, 2007 (view all comments by sharan2394)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is fantastic fiction. Asne's book is the real deal; it is brilliant. I married an Afghan 25 years ago which brought me into contact with Afghan families in the US. Asn'e book is about a family she lived with in Afghanistan, yet it could just as well have been an accurate description of the Afghan refugee families I came to know intimately. I have relished every page...Thank you Asne.
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jon1petter, December 16, 2006 (view all comments by jon1petter)
I am amazed......it's like being there in Kabul seeing feeling experience daily life. Yes without any doubt read it and...............
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316159418
Author:
Seierstad, Asne
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
Seierstad, Åsne
Author:
Shadid, Anthony
Author:
A
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Asia - Central Asia
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Khan family
Subject:
Kåabol (Afghanistan)
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
International
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.04 in 1.14 lb

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Product details 336 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316159418 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In this remarkable portrait, Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad recounts with brutal honesty the day to day lives of one Afghani family persevering through life in a country beset by chaos. With the assent of the Khan family with whom she lives, Seierstad gives us intimate access to a world were women have few privileges, and where an attitude of hope seems uncommonly rare.

"Staff Pick" by ,

In this remarkable portrait, Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad recounts with brutal honesty the day to day lives of one Afghani family persevering through life in a country beset by chaos. With the assent of the Khan family with whom she lives, Seierstad gives us intimate access to a world were women have few privileges, and where an attitude of hope seems uncommonly rare.

"Review" by , "[A]n astounding portrait....Seierstad's visceral account is equally seductive and repulsive...An international bestseller, it will likely stand as one of the best books of reportage of Afghan life after the fall of the Taliban."
"Review" by , "A slice of Afghanistan today, rendered with a talent for fine, sobering prose and strange, unnerving settings."
"Review" by , "Seierstad does have considerable descriptive powers, making The Bookseller of Kabul a compelling portrait of a country at a crossroads."
"Review" by , "With a fine eye for detail, Seierstad shows how Afghan women's powerlessness is enforced in ways large and small."
"Review" by , "[A] stunning indictment of Afghanistan's treatment of its women....Seierstad's voice is impassioned and her prose clear, direct and unflinching."
"Synopsis" by , A compelling saga of redemption and renewal from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Shadid tells the story of rebuilding his family's ancestral home in Lebanon amid political strife, and his eventual understanding of the emotions behind the turbulence in the Middle East.
"Synopsis" by , “Evocative and beautifully written, House of Stone . . . should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the agonies and hopes of the Middle East.” — Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

“In rebuilding his family home in southern Lebanon, Shadid commits an extraordinarily generous act of restoration for his wounded land, and for us all.” — Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey

In spring 2011, Anthony Shadid was one of four New York Times reporters captured in Libya, cuffed and beaten, as that country was seized by revolution. When he was freed, he went home. Not to Boston or Beirut—where he lives— or to Oklahoma City, where his Lebanese-American family had settled and where he was raised. Instead, he returned to his great-grandfathers estate, a house that, over three years earlier, Shadid had begun to rebuild.

House of Stone is the story of a battle-scarred home and a war correspondents jostled spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. In this poignant and resonant memoir, the author of the award-winning Night Draws Near creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the houses renewal alongside his familys flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America. In the process, Shadid memorializes a lost world, documents the shifting Middle East, and provides profound insights into this volatile landscape. House of Stone is an unforgettable meditation on war, exile, rebirth, and the universal yearning for home.

"Synopsis" by , This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. The Bookseller of Kabul is startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan.
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