Source: Public Library
This is the story of the family of Sultan Khan who is the bookseller in Kabul. You get an inside view of a wealthy family of war torn downtrodden Afghanistan. There is oppression that exist and you discover how most of the people really disliked the Taliban. The women seemed to be most oppressed and longed for basic freedoms that we really take for granted in a western culture. I found this book intriguing and disturbing all at the same time. Most of the people longed to be more free and have opportunities of school and work, but most were held down and back even by there own families that stick to tradition and barter to marry their children off.
All in all this was very interesting because I have little frame of reference for this as a small town american. This book has led me to a few other book that I now have on my TBR list.