Afghanistan: A Memoir From Brooklyn to Kabul.

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Afghanistan: A Memoir From Brooklyn to Kabul

Cat Parenti

Forchianna Publishing

9780996431088, $19.95, PB, 317pp,

Synopsis: After having visions of a strange land since childhood, Cat Parenti left New York and headed for the rugged landscape of Afghanistan, which felt like time traveling to the 12th century. There she fell in love with the people, the culture, and a tall, dark stranger.

"Afghanistan: A Memoir From Brooklyn to Kabul" is the first of a two volume memoir in which Cat takes her readers on an unforgettable armchair journey offering a full immersion into the sights, sounds, smells, food, rituals and beliefs of the people she came to know and love in this far off land.

Her adventures are told with such exquisite detail, her readers will feel as if they are experiencing them first-hand.

"Afghanistan: A Memoir From Brooklyn to Kabul" offers a rare opportunity to understand Afghan life, culture, and beliefs before the Taliban, and what it was like to be a gutsy, independent women living in a male-dominated world and thriving.

From ordinary experiences like starting a business and getting a home to the extraordinary moments of falling in love with a nobleman and nearly losing her life on three separate occasions (as will be featured in book 2 of her memoirs), readers may have to keep reminding themselves that what you are reading isn't a work of...

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