How I wish I could have coffee at ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’

Wow. What a story. What a story of love. Of friendship. Of miracles. Of humour. Of old and new. Of tradition and modernity. Of the complex weaving of breathtaking fabrics that create this thing we call life.

Like many stories told before, it’s about how people can surprise us. How there’s more to people than meets the eye. How many of us are trying to move on from the past. How love conquers. How amazing it is when different people come together in the same space (and the magic that ensues from that).

Yet, in some ways, this story is like no other. The way that Deborah Rodriguez puts her words together is masterful. The beauty and 5D portrayal of these characters is remarkable; as is their development. The characters were so well rounded that I could even imagine being friends with them.

It’s also drizzled with references to Afghanistan’s rich culture and stories. I almost started dribbling, thanks to the numerous references to typical tasty dishes. It was also soaked in spirituality and stories e.g. the story of the seventh dove. I also learnt a lot about laws in Afghanistan and weddings.

I’m so glad that I decided to pick up this book. It’s so beautifully written and it leaves you with a feeling of warmth and gratitude for all that life is.

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