The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul – Book Review
Wow and Whoa! And that’s not just from the story, which was wonderful. That’s from all the fiddly bits at the back that I never usually read. It’s for the story behind the story, and the stories that I will now go out and buy, but I digress.
Have you read the Kite Runner, and were you amazed at the wonderful world that fell prey to such tyranny and fear? Did you feel for the people, their tales, lives and laughter? This will hit you in the same spot, but it will leave you with hope at the end.
It’s just a little coffee shop in Kabul, as well as the lives of the staff, the owner and the customers; but it pieces together strength and character, culture and philosophy in such a palatable form that the story will be over before you know it.
It’s a tale of love; in different ways. The love of a mother for her child, a son for his mother, a partner and a passer-by, a business, an opportunity, humanity.
Here is another storyteller, and what a gift she gives. A tale of five extraordinary women in a most dangerous and beautiful place. It’s not dramatic statement, it’s too close to the truth to be comfortable, but The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is a book that will stay with me for some time, and for all the right reasons.
Book Review by Jacq Ellem