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Silent hearts : a novel

Author: Gwen Florio
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
War stories
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Novels
Spy fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Florio, Gwen, 1955-
Silent hearts.
New York : Atria Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018000966
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwen Florio
ISBN: 9781501181924 1501181920 9781501181931 1501181939
OCLC Number: 1019837105
Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gwen Florio.

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"[Silent Hearts is] not only the best book I've read by a Missoula author this year, it's the best book I've read in 2018."-- Missoula Independent "[Florio] writes with authority about the poverty, Read more...

 
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