A Novel

Book - 1963
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In this romantic adventure of wild Afghanistan, master storyteller James Michener mixes the allure of the past with the dangers of today. After an impetuous American girl, Ellen Jasper, marries a young Afghan engineer, her parents hear no word from her. Although she wants freedom to do as she wishes, not even she is sure what that means. In the meantime, she is as good as lost in that wild land, perhaps forever....
An extraordinary novel....Brilliant.
THE NEW YORK TIMES From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1963]
ISBN: 9780394418490
Branch Call Number: LPLB850705151456
Characteristics: 341 p. :,map (on lining papers) ;,22 cm.


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Jan 04, 2020

My absolute favorite Michener. The only book that I know of his where he was pulled into what was later demonstrated to be a false prediction of the future. At the time the entire world was that Iran would become fully westernized and modern and the presence of the fundamentalist in this book were depicted as something on the way out. Well, that was not what happened.
However, read this book, take this epic journey over thousands of miles of the (medieval) Middle East, the Hindu Kush and the Pamirs.

Jul 07, 2017

Get a life away from Trump.

May 31, 2017

First Michener for me since college--Hawaii. Pretty good tale with some interesting Afghani lore in light of our current investment and involvement in one of the muslim stinkholes of the world. I do not share his respect for the filth that is islam--a religion which, like syphylis, should be eradicated in the ignorant backwards cesspools where it exists

Mar 04, 2015

I have read a few of his books - this one was the best yet (better than Caribbean, The Source). Although it is about an Afghanistan that probably doesn't exist anymore - its a captivating story with beautiful imagery throughout. Definitely a wonderful read.

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