Island on the Edge of the World

Island on the Edge of the World

Deborah Rodriguez

Nonfiction / Literature & Fiction

Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. As these four women are about to discover.Charlie, the rootless daughter of American missionaries, now working as a hairdresser in Northern California. But the repercussions of a traumatic childhood far from home have left her struggling for her way in life.Bea, Charlie's eccentric grandmother, who is convinced a reunion with her estranged mother will help Charlie heal.Lizbeth, a Texas widow who has never strayed too far from home. She is on a daunting journey into the unknown, searching for the grandchild she never knew existed.And Senzey, a young Haitian mother dealing with a lifetime of love and loss, who shows them the true meaning of bravery. Together they venture through the teeming, colorful streets of Port-au-Prince, into the worlds of do-gooders doing more harm than good, Vodou practitioners, artists, activists, and everyday Haitian men and...
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The Zanzibar Wife

The Zanzibar Wife

Deborah Rodriguez

Nonfiction / Literature & Fiction

Set both in Oman and on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Wife is the story of three different women, each at a turning point in her life . . . Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. A place where tales of evil spirits and eerie phenomena abound. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life.Rachel, a troubled American war photographer, who is struggling to shed the trauma of her career for a simpler, gentler life. Now she has once again picked up her camera and is headed to Oman to cover a quite different story - for a glossy travel magazine. Sophie Khan, a bubbly British woman struggling to keep up with the glitz of Dubai and ready to give up on love. She has rashly volunteered as Rachel's 'fixer', a job she's never heard of in a country she knows nothing about.And Miza, a young woman living far from her...
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Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Deborah Rodriguez

Nonfiction / Literature & Fiction

The spell-binding sequel to the international bestseller The Little Coffee Sbop of Kabul. Six women, on opposite sides of the earth, yet forever joined by a caf? in Kabul. Sunny, its former proprietor and the new owner of the Screaming Peacock Vineyard in the Pacific Northwest. But can she handle the challenges of life on her own? Yazmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family, and business . . . Layla and Kat, two Afghan teenagers in America, both at war with the cultures that shaped them . . . Zara, a young woman about to be forced into a marriage with a man she despises, with devastating consequences for all . . . These five women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along: that when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to survive . . . Reuniting us with many of the compelling characters from the...
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A Cup of Friendship

A Cup of Friendship

Deborah Rodriguez

Nonfiction / Literature & Fiction

From the author of the "bighearted . . . inspiring" (Vogue) memoir Kabul Beauty School comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there--thrown together by circumstance, bonded by secrets, and united in an extraordinary friendship. After hard luck and some bad choices, Sunny has finally found a place to call home--it just happens to be in the middle of a war zone. The thirty-eight-year-old American's pride and joy is the Kabul Coffee House, where she brings hospitality to the expatriates, misfits, missionaries, and mercenaries who stroll through its doors. She's especially grateful that the busy days allow her to forget Tommy, the love of her life, who left her in pursuit of money and adventure.Working alongside Sunny is the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her...
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The House on Carnaval Street

The House on Carnaval Street

Deborah Rodriguez

Nonfiction / Literature & Fiction

From Kabul to a home by the Mexican sea ... A life-affirming, sea-change memoir by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.'I hadn't been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left.'When her family faces kidnap threats after the publication of her first book, Deborah Rodriguez is forced to flee Kabul, leaving behind her friends, her possessions, the beauty school she helped found and her two beloved businesses: a beauty salon and a coffee shop.But life proves no easier 'back home'. After a year living on top of a mountain in the Napa Valley and teetering on the edge of sanity, Deborah makes a decision. One way or another she's going to get the old Deb back. So, at the age of forty-nine, she packs her life and her cat Polly into her Mini Cooper and heads south to a pretty seaside town in Mexico. Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street. There she struggles to learn Spanish,...
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