“Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of pota…

“Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of potato stew for our father.” 🧡

I enjoyed this book about 2 women in Afghanistan, living lives about about 70 years apart. You can definitely see the similarities in their lives, particularly when Rahima is allowed to dress and have access to things as a boy, a custom called bacha posh. That part of the book really drew me in. Dual timelines can be tricky sometimes and this one definitely had me more engrossed in one over the other. The ending of this book is when it started to lose me a bit. I did enjoy reading the historical aspects of the book and the idea of naseeb (fate/luck) as we have a similar concept in Korean culture. This was our August buddy read selection hosted by readwithtoni ! Aquas a wonderful discussion with the group! I also made this Afghan potato soup and my son loved it! Love expanding my reading and cooking horizons! 🧡



3 thoughts on ““Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of pota…”

  1. I wanted to read along this month! I own this book, but we moved this summer and couldn’t find it 😂

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