The brand new novel from the author of the Top Ten Sunday Times bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.
Six women forever joined by a little cafe in Kabul
Sunny, former proprietor of the Little Coffee Shop and new owner of the Screaming Peacock vineyard. Can she handle the challenges of life on her own?
Yasmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family and business...
Layla and Kat
Afghan teenagers in America, struggling to make sense of their place in the world...
Zara, about to be forced into a marriage which will have devastating consequences...
These women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along: when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to live.
Reuniting us with the much-loved cast of the international bestseller, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Deborah Rodriguez tells an inspiring story of women's strength and courage in a changing world.
Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humor - New York Times
A craftsman and a storyteller, Rodriguez captures place and people wholeheartedly, unveiling the faces of Afghanistan's women through a wealth of memorable characters who light up the page - Publishers Weekly
Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour - LA Times
An eye-opening and uplifting tale about sisterhood and survival - Grazia
A very gutsy, real-life adventure story for women . . . This lively memoir is full of darkly funny moments - People
A brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that restores belief in humanity - Daily Telegraph
A perfect summer read. What sets this book apart is its wonderfully exotic setting - Sunday Herald Sun
Deborah Rodriguez spent five years teaching and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first
modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. She also owned the Oasis Salon and the Cabul Coffee House, and is the founder of the nonprofit organisation Oasis Rescue, which aims to teach women in post-conflict and disaster-stricken areas the art of hairdressing.
Deborah lives in Mazatlan, Mexico, where she owns Tippy Toes salon and spa.
To learn more about her, visit www.debbierodriguez.com