Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Finds-July 17

Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!

The book that caught my eye this week was Veiled Freedom by Jeanette Windle that I found over at the Book Movement website.

Here is a summary of the book from Jeanette Windle's website:

Kabul, 2001--American forces have freed Afghanistan from the Taliban. Kites have returned to the skies. Women have removed their burqas. There is dancing in the streets.

Eight years later, Afghanistan is a far cry from those first images of a country freed from Taliban rule. When Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson returns to Kabul as security chief to the Minister of Interior, he is disillusioned with the corruption and violence that has overtaken the country he fought to free. Relief worker Amy Mallory arrives in Afghanistan ready to change the world. She soon discovers that as a Western woman, the challenges are monumental. Afghani native Jamil returns to his homeland seeking work, but a painful past continues to haunt him.

All three search for truth and freedom when a suicide bombing brings them together on Kabul's dusty streets. But what is the true source of freedom--or its cost?

I don't know about you, but this sounds like an amazing novel to me! So did anything catch your eye this week?


Darlene said...

You're right Jo-Jo, this does sound amazing. I love reading books set in Afghanistan-I've read some really good ones. This sounds like one to add to the wishlist.

jlshall said...

This one may be a little too gritty for me, but it does sound intriguing. Thanks for the summary.

avisannschild said...

I agree with Joy: this might be a little too intense for me, but it does sound good!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Good find!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This one looks like something I'd enjoy; thanks for the post.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

I definitely think I'd enjoy reading this one! Great find Jo-Jo!

Kelly said...

This one does look interesting, but I'd have to be in the right frame of mind to read it!