The little coffeeshop of kabul はフィクションではあるものの作者のデボラさんはアメリカ人で9.11のテロ後アフガニスタンに渡りbeauty schoolを開いたり(The kabul beauty schoolという本もあり)、実際にコーヒーショップも経営していた方。この物語もコーヒーショップを経営するアメリカ人Sunnyを中心に、情勢不安定な中で生きる人々(主に5人の女性たち)が描かれている。2011年に出版された本なので現在は情勢も変わってるのかな。
I really enjoyed reading this even though it was more of a light read than I first thought it would be. It was good to read a book involving a culture I wasn’t familiar with. It covered some issues that many people in Afghanistan face. The ending seemed a little to “fairy tale” and all very happy ever after. Will I read the sequel? Yeah I’ll stick it on my to read list #reading#booksof2019#kindlereads#thelittlecoffeeshopofkabul#2019books
The little coffee shop of Kabul is a unusual book. It follows its proud owner, Sunny. Young and pregnant Yazmina, Candance, who left her husband for an Afghan partner, Isabel, a journalist keeping a secret and Halajan, who’s forbidden love breaks all the rules in their lives in Afghanistan. It’s a book of friendship in the most unlikely of places and a book of sadness, happiness, laughter, drama and lots and lots of Coffee and Cake.... A fabulous read by the amazing Deborah Rodgriguez. 5/5 ☘️ #candcbooks#bookreview#bookstagram#debroahrodriguezbooks#thelittlecoffeeshopofkabul#goodbooks#bookrecommendations
BOOK REVIEW: A Cup of Friendship
Sunny moved to Kabul, Afghanistan six years ago with her boyfriend and opened a coffee house. It seems she had her boyfriend (who was away a lot being a sniper) and her employees. After six years things get interesting when for a short period Yazmina, Isabel, and Candice enter her coffee house and her life.
This book was probably about 2.5 stars really. There are about six stories being told at once, which is a little crazy but probably the only reason I stuck with it till the end. Because there is so much going on I found it difficult to really connect with the characters, so I was never really rooting for any of them.
This was an audiobook read (you guys are going to think that's all I ever read). The narrator was really good. I give her four stars.
1 3731 January, 2019
Review time: this is my second read from this author. The book is set in a coffee shop run by an American woman in Afghanistan. The main focus are 5 women of different ages and cultures that come together through the coffee shop. Each have their own storyline with other characters being introduced through them. .
The American woman Sunny runs this coffee shop that’s owned by an older Afghan woman Halajan. Halajan has a modern take on life despite her son being an extremely traditional Afghan. They hire Yasmine , a pregnant woman that escaped her kidnappers. The coffee shop has 2 female regulars an American and a Brit.
It is written mostly from the point of a foreign point of view of the different situation in Afghanistan, being it cultural issues, Taliban or religious beliefs.
The characters of Candace and Isabel do not add a lot to the storyline in my opinion. Some situations seemed forced in the book and some very obvious observations as a reader were stretched till the end. 📚
The dilemma some Afghan characters face while trying to find a balance between cultural, religion and society is briefly touched upon and can be relatable if the reader comes from that region of the world yet can be confusing for people of different background.
It was an okay read for me. Have you read this one?
JUST POSTED this lil #bookreview of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, link in my bio.. here’s a snapshot in 25 words or less: 5 gals from all different walks of life become pals in (you guessed it) a little coffee shop in Kabul. Stereotypical. Cultural. Sweet but didn’t WOW me. Don’t take your books too seriously? An easy read. Link in my bio for my FULL review ☕️🏠 #bookstagram#thelittlecoffeeshopofkabul#deborahrodriguez#book#haveyoureadthis 📚 Read all my book reviews here:
Time to start reading again... something that I have always loved doing but these days make little time for. This year is about making small changes to do more of what I loved. I picked up this book sometime last year, I can’t even remember what made me buy it but I’m looking forward reading it #bedtimereading#newbook#thelittlecoffeeshopofkabul
"These new people were her people. So what that she'd only recently met these women. In their hearts they were all the same: women yearning for rich lives, someone to love & someone to love them in return, friends to laugh with, drink with & cry with" 🌻
I read this about a year and a half ago and it was the kind of book that stayed with me. The characters especially Halajan, setting and the writing style were all super amazing. The way it depicts female friendship and sisterhood along with mesemrizing quotes, makes this a stunning read. Its the kind of book that can make you smile when you're having a bad day. :) 🌻
Find The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez on a bench at Siverdale Centre.
About the Book:
After hard luck and some bad choices, Sunny has finally found a place to call home — it just happens to be in the middle of a war zone.
The thirty-eight-year-old American’s pride and joy is the Kabul Coffee House, where she brings hospitality to the expatriates, misfits, missionaries, and mercenaries who stroll through its doors. She’s especially grateful that the busy days allow her to forget Tommy, the love of her life, who left her in pursuit of money and adventure.
Working alongside Sunny is the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her ultratraditional son — who, unbeknownst to her, is facing his own religious doubts. Into the café come Isabel, a British journalist on the trail of a risky story; Jack, who left his family back home in Michigan to earn “danger pay” as a consultant; and Candace, a wealthy and well-connected American whose desire to help threatens to cloud her judgment.
When Yazmina, a young Afghan from a remote village, is kidnapped and left on a city street pregnant and alone, Sunny welcomes her into the café and gives her a home — but Yazmina hides a secret that could put all their lives in jeopardy.
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, Deborah Rodriguez. .
The novel, set in Kabul, follows five women fighting against an oppressive system in their own individual ways. .
It was a slow burner for me to begin with however it didn’t take long for me to get immersed in this uplifting tale. Balancing between a tale of survival and girl power, this story has a big heart. . ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 .
~1st of the year~
It’s been a while since we’ve had time to read for fun. It’s a time that has been greatly missed. The decision has been made. 2019 is the year of books! Whether it be for fun, for learning, mandatory for work etc. this year we will fall back in love with the art of reading. #firstread#januaryread#thelittlecoffeeshopofKabul#DeborahRodriguez
So here is my latest book haul which I’m quite chuffed with if I do say so myself. Despite my husband not believing me when I said they were on my ‘to buy’ list. He seems to think I was fibbing in order to justify buying more books. Little does he know, this really wasn’t a lie - my list is just HUGE!
Until I took this picture - I didn’t realise that my latest haul had a theme - both being set in Kabul. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez has been on my radar for a while having seen such wonderful reviews about it. Seems like a feel good, easy read which could be devoured in a few sittings. ⭐️
‘And the Mountains Echoe’ by Khaled Hosseini is the first read of my new book club. We are relocating soon (which I’m nervous about) but have already put my name down to join a local book club to try to meet some new people. Being the book geek I am - I have purchased this as it is the October book choice! I excited to read this one as I have loved his other books.
Which books are on your ‘to buy’ pile? Is your pile ending like mine? #bookhaul#bookstack#secondhandbooks#charityshopfinds#bookspines#thelittlecoffeeshopofkabul#andthemountainsechoed#bookstobuy#bookclub
15 2249 September, 2018
Here’s my May wrap up! It was a good month full of good reads, I enjoyed every single one of these books in different ways. ‘The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5
‘Everything Everything’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
‘Small Great Things’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
‘The Couple Next Door’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
‘Three Things About Elsie’ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
6 1602 June, 2018
I finished The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul last week. It took me a little while to get into it properly, probably 1/4 of a way! Once I did get into though I enjoyed it. It was quite confusing who’s story was whom’s at the start. It was a sweet little story though and I enjoyed the (rather predictable) ending. I hear there is a sequel to this so I shall have to keep my eyes peeled on my book hunting! I give this ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5.
Sunny betreibt in Kabul einen Coffee Shop. Gemeinsam mit ihren afghanischen und internationalen Freunden managt sie die täglichen Herausforderungen in einer Stadt, in der man nie weiß, was als nächstes passieren wird. Eines Tages findet sie die einsame, schwangere Yazmina in einer Polizeistation und entschließt sich, der jungen Frau entgegen allen Empfehlungen und Stigmata, mit denen alleinstehende Schwangere in Afghanistan zu kämpfen haben, eine Chance zu geben. Keine herausragende Weltliteratur, aber gute Unterhaltung für zwischendurch!
پنج زن در سن ها و شرايط اجتماعى و فرهنگى متفاوت وقتى در يكى از خطرناكترين شهرهاى جهان زندگى مى كنند دنياى عجيب و جالبى را براى خود مى سازند.
جريان زندگى در شهرى كه ساكنين آن حتى اطمينان چندانى به اين موضوع ندارند كه آيا شب هنگام مى توانند صحيح و سالم به خانه اى برگردند كه صبح از آن خارج شده بودند ، جريانى عادى نيست.
شخصيتهاى كتاب " قهوه خانه ى كوچك كابل " تلفيقى از جزئيات زندگى پنج زن ، با شرايط دشوار و خطرناكِ زندگى در شهرى به نام كابل است.
" شهناز ايلدرومى " از با دقت ترين مترجمان اين روزهاى بازار نشر كشورمان كه وفادارى كم نظيرى به متون اصلى داستانهايى كه ترجمه مى كند دارد ، اين كتاب را به دنياى نشر فارسى زبان معرفى كرده است.
در ويدئويى كه مى بينيد " شهناز ايلدرومى " كتابى را كه ترجمه كرده براى ما معرفى مى كند.
*** تصوير آخر در اين پُست ، تصوير نويسنده ى كتاب است **
A Short Introduction of a book by: Deborah Rodriguez , Named : The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by the Persian Translator of the book ; Shahnaz Ildormi