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The Resource Silent hearts : a novel, Gwen Florio

Silent hearts : a novel, Gwen Florio

Label
Silent hearts : a novel
Title
Silent hearts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gwen Florio
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For fans of A Thousand Splendid Suns comes a stirring novel set in Afghanistan & about two women--an American aid worker and her local interpreter--who form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence that surrounds them in Kabul. In 2001, Kabul is suddenly a place of possibility as people fling off years of repressive Taliban rule. This hopeful chaos brings together American aid worker Liv Stoellner and Farida Basra, an educated Pakistani woman still adjusting to her arranged marriage to Gul, the son of an Afghan strongman whose family spent years of exile in Pakistan before returning to Kabul. Both Liv and her husband take positions at an NGO that helps Afghan women recover from the Taliban years. They see the move as a reboot--Martin for his moribund academic career, Liv for their marriage. But for Farida and Gul, the move to Kabul is fraught, severing all ties with Farida's family and her former world, and forcing Gul to confront a chapter in his life he'd desperately tried to erase. The two women, brought together by Farida's work as an interpreter, form a nascent friendship based on their growing mutual love for Afghanistan, though Liv remains unaware that Farida is reporting information about the Americans' activities to Gul's family, who have ties to the black market. As the bond between Farida and Liv deepens, war-scarred Kabul acts in different ways upon them, as well as their husbands. Silent Hearts is an absorbing, complex portrayal of two very different but equally resilient women caught in the conflict of a war that will test them in ways they never imagined"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Florio, Gwen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.L664
LC item number
S55 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Female friendship
  • Married people
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
Label
Silent hearts : a novel, Gwen Florio
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019837105
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781501181931
Lccn
2017057630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501181924
  • (OCoLC)1019837105
Label
Silent hearts : a novel, Gwen Florio
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019837105
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781501181931
Lccn
2017057630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501181924
  • (OCoLC)1019837105

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