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Masha Hamilton is the author of five novels: Staircase of a Thousand Steps, (2001) a Booksense pick by independent booksellers and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection; The Distance Between Us, (2004) named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, The Camel Bookmobile, (2007) also a Booksense pick, and 31 Hours, named by the Washington Post as one of the best books of 2009. Her latest novel, What Changes Everything, comes out in May 2013.

Currently serving as the Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, she worked as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press for five years in the Middle East, where she covered the intefadeh, the peace process and the partial Israel
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Average rating: 3.38 · 2,298 ratings · 569 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Camel Bookmobile
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 1,612 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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31 Hours
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Staircase of a Thousand Steps
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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What Changes Everything
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“Books allowed her vicarious tastes of infinite variety, but they didn't supplant the need to venture out into the big and the messy. In fact, just the opposite. Books convinced her that something more existed---something intuitive, beyond reason---and they whetted her appetite to find it.”
Masha Hamilton, The Camel Bookmobile

“The stories she'd read of others' lives over these last few months had left her with a greater appreciation for the thread of her own life.”
Masha Hamilton, The Camel Bookmobile

“I'll be back," she said. "Very soon."
He needed to reply. He needed to say Good, come back; better, Don't go; or better still, I'll join you. He wanted to say, Your neck is beautiful. He wanted to say, I never ever thought my life would hold this, and if your leaving is what I must give for what I was given, then it was worth it.
But the children were all around and Mr Abasi was calling out and motioning for her to come, and anyway, he knew now, if he hadn't known before, that there were limitations to words - words in the air or on a page.”
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