The House on Carnaval Street

A life-affirming, sea-change memoir by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. ‘I hadn’t been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left...’ When ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857981129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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From Kabul to a home by the Mexican sea ... A life-affirming, sea-change memoir by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. ‘I hadn’t been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left...’ When her family faces kidnap threats after the publication of her first book, Deborah Rodriguez is forced to flee Kabul, leaving behind her friends, her possessions, the beauty school she helped found and her two beloved businesses: a beauty salon and a coffee shop. But life proves no easier ‘back home’. After a year living on top of a mountain in the Napa Valley and teetering on the edge of sanity, Deborah makes a decision. One way or another she’s going to get the old Deb back. So, at the age of forty-nine, she packs her life and her cat Polly into her Mini Cooper and heads south to a pretty seaside town in Mexico. Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street. There she struggles to learn Spanish, works out with strippers and spends her Sunday nights watching clowns. And maybe – just maybe - the magic of Mexico will finally give her what she’s always dreamed of: a life on her own terms . . .

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

SUNNY, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her caf and customers safea YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets a CANDACE, a wealthy ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742753906

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 291

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Deborah Rodriguez's bestselling novel about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there ... In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together. Sunny, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her cafe and customers safe... Yazmina, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets ... Candace, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afghan lover, the enigmatic Wakil ... Isabel, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life... And Halajan, the sixty-year-old den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules. As these five discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever change their lives and the lives of many others.

Margarita Wednesdays

I wanted this house on Carnaval Street. How could you live on a place called
Carnaval Street and not be happy? Now, months later, I was back. And after the
basic renovations I had overseen long-distance, including sanding and
smoothing ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476710694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 105

In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir: “a brave and often hilarious tale of reinvention, told with pioneer woman brio and wicked humor” (Wendy Lawless, bestselling author of Chanel Bonfire). Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007. She first lands in California, where she feels like a misfit teetering on the brink of sanity. Where was that fearless redhead who stared danger in the face back in Kabul? After being advised to commune with glowworms and sit in contemplation for one year, Rodriguez finally packs her life and her cat into her Mini Cooper and moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends, and no Spanish speaking skills, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself. In the magic of Mexico, she finds the hairdresser within, and builds the life she never knew was possible—a life on her own terms.

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street. If you liked Eat,
Pray, Love you will love The House on Carnaval Street. Rodriguez's story speaks
to every woman, mother, sister, wife – to anyone who has ever questioned their ...

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751561479

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 395

Six women forever joined by a little cafe in Kabul Sunny, former proprietor of the Little Coffee Shop and new owner of the Screaming Peacock vineyard. Can she handle the challenges of life on her own? Yasmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family and business... Layla and Kat Afghan teenagers in America, struggling to make sense of their place in the world... Zara, about to be forced into a marriage which will have devastating consequences... These women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along: when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to live. Reuniting us with the much-loved cast of the international bestseller, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Deborah Rodriguez tells an inspiring story of women's strength and courage in a changing world.

The Zanzibar Wife

Set both in Oman and on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Wife is the story of three different women, each at a turning point in her life .

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857988360

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 685

Set both in Oman and on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Wife is the story of three different women, each at a turning point in her life . . . Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. A place where tales of evil spirits and eerie phenomena abound. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life. Rachel, a troubled American war photographer, who is struggling to shed the trauma of her career for a simpler, gentler life. Now she has once again picked up her camera and is headed to Oman to cover a quite different story - for a glossy travel magazine. Sophie Khan, a bubbly British woman struggling to keep up with the glitz of Dubai and ready to give up on love. She has rashly volunteered as Rachel's 'fixer', a job she's never heard of in a country she knows nothing about. And Miza, a young woman living far from her beloved homeland of Zanzibar. As the second wife of Tariq, an Omani man, she remains a secret from his terrifying 'other' wife, Maryam. Until one day, when Tariq fails to come home . . . As the three women journey together across this weird and wonderful land, they are forced to confront their darkest fears and their deepest wishes. Because here in Oman, things aren't always what they appear to be . . .

The Kabul Beauty School

In this heartwarming memoir, Deborah introduces us to the women who shared the true stories of their lives, and learned the art of perms, friendship and freedom. '[A] rollicking story.

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733626769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 325

The internationally bestselling memoir and prequel to The House On Carnaval Street by the much loved author of The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul. 'Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candor...Kabul Beauty School is laid out masterfully, pulling readers in from the very first page' - Los Angeles Times Enter the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, where tanks rumble through the streets and women are regarded as second-class citizens. Meet Deborah Rodriguez, a down-to-earth woman from the USA, who went to Kabul with a beauty degree and the urge to help. A year after her arrival, Deborah Rodriguez joined the Kabul Beauty School as one of its first teachers and eventually its director. Stumbling through the language barrier and overstepping cultural customs, Deborah helped her students to become the breadwinners for their families, teaching them the fundamentals of makeup and hairdressing. In this heartwarming memoir, Deborah introduces us to the women who shared the true stories of their lives, and learned the art of perms, friendship and freedom. '[A] rollicking story...Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humor' - The New York Times 'This lovely and at times light-hearted memoir ... reveals the powerful magnificence of the women under the burqa' - Marie Claire (Australia) 'Like good hairstylist chatter, Rodriguez's memoir ... is gossipy and warm' - Vogue Magazine (Australia) 'Amusing, inspiring account of good intentions gone platinum, with streaks' - Time Magazine (Australia)

The Complete Guide to Mazatlan

The main decorative elements of the second story are the molded decorations on
top of each window , which feature a large shell motif . A covered terrace can be
seen at the end of the facade fronting Carnaval street . The house is crowned by
 ...

Author: Oses Cole Isunza

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mazatlán (Sinaloa, Mexico)

Page: 108

View: 833


The House in Tyne Street

Cloete Breytenbach Facing page : Tweede Nuwe Jaar belonged to the “ Coon ”
Carnaval troupes , here pouring down Hanover Street in their bright satins , white
shoes and Panama hats . A marching stick and frilly umbrella completed the ...

Author: Linda Fortune

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 476

In the course of 27 short chapters, Linda Fortune draws a vivid picture of a place, time and lifestyle that no longer exist. This book never gets bogged down in politics. Instead, it succeeds in recreating a specific time and specific place with its focus firstly on one family in particular, warts and all. A bigger picture also emerges, that of a whole community: people teachers, shop-keepers, barbers, entertainers and specific places movie-houses, shops, streets and lanes still recalled by many who lived there. Eighteen black and white photographs by photographers such as Cloete Breytenbach, J H Greshoff, George Hallet and Noor Ebrahim, and family snapshots from Linda s own collection, adds to the value of The House in Tyne Street as a recreation of and testament to the District.

The Moroccan Daughter

From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa.

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143793640

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 248

From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa. Author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and The Zanzibar Wife. Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding. The time has come for her to confront her strict, traditionalist father with the secret she has kept for more than a year – her American husband, Max. Amina’s best friend, Charlie, and Charlie’s feisty grandmother, Bea, have come along for moral support, staying with Amina and her family in their palatial riad in Fès and enjoying all that the city has to offer. But Charlie is also hiding someone from her past – a mystery man from Casablanca. And then there’s Samira, the Bennises’ devoted housekeeper for many decades. Hers is the biggest secret of all – one that strikes at the very heart of the family. As things begin to unravel behind the ancient walls of the medina, the four women are soon caught in a web of lies, clandestine deals and shocking confessions . . .

Race Color and Culture Questioning Categories and Concepts in Southern Bahia Brazil

During Carnaval ... laws are at a minimum . It is as though there had been
created a special space , outside the house and above the street , where
everyone can be unconcerned about relations or affiliations with groups having
to do with birth ...

Author: Michael D. Baran

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 655


Island on the Edge of the World

. . A beautiful read . . . If you have enjoyed previous Deborah Rodriguez books, you will love this newest addition. But even as a newcomer to her works, you’ll find yourself so easily enchanted and swept away with the story.

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143793616

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 810

Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. As these four women are about to discover. Charlie, the rootless daughter of American missionaries, now working as a hairdresser in Northern California. But the repercussions of a traumatic childhood far from home have left her struggling for her way in life. Bea, Charlie’s eccentric grandmother, who is convinced a reunion with her estranged mother will help Charlie heal. Lizbeth, a Texas widow who has never strayed too far from home. She is on a daunting journey into the unknown, searching for the grandchild she never knew existed. And Senzey, a young Haitian mother dealing with a lifetime of love and loss, who shows them the true meaning of bravery. Together they venture through the teeming, colorful streets of Port-au-Prince, into the worlds of do-gooders doing more harm than good, Vodou practitioners, artists, activists, and everyday Haitian men and women determined to survive against all odds. For Charlie, Bea, Lizbeth and Senzey, life will never be the same again . . .

Carnaval as a Cultural Problem

While the universe of the house is left uninhabited , the more individualistic
impersonality of the street is also at an end . In this way Carnaval permits a
merging of these two poles of Brazilian social life , even making it possible to "
forget ...

Author: Roberto da Matta

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brazil

Page: 35

View: 400


Braided Lives

... house and street , there are two main categories of Carnaval celebrations ,
Carnaval de rua ( street Carnaval ) and dance parties in clubs . 59 Insofar as 59
For a thorough discussion of the house / street distinction , and the structure and
 ...

Author: Misha Klein

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 540

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The Real Guide

Also , beware drunken taxi drivers : try to avoid traveling by road in the small
hours during Carnaval as there are far too many sloshed drivers for comfort , and
dozens of people are killed on the road every year . In Olinda itself you might as
well ...

Author: David Cleary

Publisher: Prentice Hall General

ISBN:

Category: Brazil

Page: 557

View: 336


Brazil

Also , beware drunken taxi drivers and try to avoid travelling by road in the small
hours during Carnaval as there are far ... Many locals , though , rent out all or part
of their house for Carnaval week : the municipal tourist office , Rua do Sol 127 ...

Author: David Cleary

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781858281025

Category: Brazil

Page: 661

View: 911

More a continent than a country, Brazil offers a huge variety of attractions for the traveler. This completely revised edition covers it all: from Rio, the most beautiful city on Earth, to the wilds of Amazonia, from carnaval to colonial churches, from samba to scuba. 60 maps and plans.

Latin America

... of revelry ; nudity and physical intimacy , usually typical of the house or the
beach , are found in the central avenues and public places . ... 8 The Carnaval in
Rio de Janeiro comes at the culmination of the hot tropical summer , shortly
before the school year begins again . ... costumes , and banners , which moves
through the streets with the driving force of percussion bands and thousands of
dancers .

Author: Jack W. Hopkins

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Amérique latine

Page: 320

View: 158


The Musical World

I mean the house that Beale built - out of old les vastes salles , le grand public , la
foule ; il les aime , au contraire , Covent Garden . ... auditoire means the house
that Beale built , that opened , as the Royal Italian en lui jouant les variations sur l
' air du Carnaval de Venise ... inconciliables , d ' un Duncan Darison & Co . , 244
Regent Street , w . brillant mécanisme et d ' un intérêt symphonique soutenu .

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Music

Page:

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The Real Guide

Also , beware drunken taxi drivers : try to avoid traveling by road in the small
hours during Carnaval as there are far too many sloshed drivers for comfort , and
dozens of people are killed on the road every year . In Olinda itself you might as
well ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brazil

Page:

View: 857


Sons of the Sea Goddess

People work in the street and rest in the house . DaMatta has used this binary
opposition successfully in analyses of carnaval , religious processions , military
parades , and street violence in Brazil , but the dichotomy seems too simple when
 ...

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 688

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Where They are with this Issue of Identity

The House of the World Carnaval for Ilê Aiyê actually begins during the month of
October with the official opening of the ... During the opening event and in
subsequent ensaios , the street is completely filled with admirers and spectators .

Author: Cheryl A. Sterling

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Blacks

Page: 280

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