In "My Favorites" on my sidebar, I recommended the book "Dressmaker of Khair Khanna". This book is about survival, strength, and perseverance during a time of crisis; which in this case was during the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. This is an easy read and hard book to put down. I really got involved in the characters and as I told Kamila, (the main character) I was in constant state of tension as I read, anxious to know what is about to happen on the next page.
This book was chosen for the Common Reading Program here at our university and I was very excited to hear that they were bringing in both the author and the main character to campus!
Unfortunately, I was still on medical leave when the author, Gayle Lemmon came but a friend of mine made sure that I got a signed copy of the book! (Thanks BH!)
This week was Kamila's visit and I was lucky enough to have been invited to a closed luncheon with her! (Thanks AS!)