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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Hot Book

West of Kabul, East of New York
by Tamim Ansary

I liked this book.  It is an interesting memoir of someone growing up in Afghanistan with an American mother and Afghan father.  Tamim Ansary does an excellent job explaining what life was like in Afghanistan in the 60's.  I think you will enjoy his descriptions of the close knit families and what it was like growing up half-American in a culture permeated with tribal connections and high walls.  This is a good book to learn something about the culture and the customs of Aghanistan.   I think he gets a little "long-winded" sometimes in his descriptions but I still enjoyed the book. 

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