Someone recently asked me if I had heard of a book called The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe.
I can't remember who it was and they couldn't remember the full title of the book - but thanks to People Magazine (where it got a four star review and People Pick of the week) I was able to look it up. I found a description and a really great Q&A with the author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Amazon here.
"The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. Former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila's story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation. Afghanistan's future remains uncertain as debates over withdrawal timelines dominate the news."
And check out a Huffington Post review here.
Has anyone read this one yet?