Author(s): Deborah Rodríguez
Sunny, its former proprietor and the new owner of the Screaming Peacock Vineyard in the Pacific Northwest. But can she handle the challenges of life on her own? Yazmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family, and business . . . Layla and Kat, two Afghan teenagers in America, both at war with the cultures that shaped them . . . Zara, a young woman about to be forced into a marriage with a man she despises, with devastating consequences for all . . . These five women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along- that when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to survive . . . Reuniting us with many of the compelling characters from the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, Deborah Rodriguez offers up an inspiring story of strength and courage in a world where happily-ever-afters aren't as simple as they seem.
Deborah Rodriguez is the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. She has also written two memoirs- The Kabul Beauty School, about her life in Afghanistan, and The House on Carnaval Street, on her experiences following her return to America. She spent five years teaching and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. Deborah also owned the Oasis Salon and the Cabul Coffee House, and is the founder of the nonprofit organization Oasis Rescue, which aims to teach women in post-conflict and disaster-stricken areas the art of hairdressing. She currently lives in Mexico.