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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

Pearls and Shells

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell - Nadia Hashimi

The difficult situation that faces many women in Afghanistan is often front-page news. Nadia Hashimi's debut novel looks at two women living on either side of the historical and cultural divide that was the modernizing, Westernizing Afghani society of the 1950s and 1960s and reveals both the complexity of the problems that these women must overcome and their hopes for change.


For more information (and a chance to enter my print giveaway for The Winged Horse, running on Goodreads until November 23) and a link to my interview with Nadia Hashimi, see today's post on my blog.