The Book of Trouble: A Romance
by Ann Marlowe
A sexy, intimate and fearless account of a shattering love affair between a charistmatic Afghan man and a Jewish American writer infatuated with his culture, The Book of Trouble is also a provocative and original exploration of the so-called "clash of civilizations." Marlowe's vivid, gritty evocation of daily life in Afghanistan brings to life a luminous place she thinks o...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(first published 2006)
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I love the fact that this book appears to be non-fiction. It comes from a very real place in that the author truly experienced the events in the book. If she were to read this review I would tell her that it is better to have loved and loss than never to have loved at all. She also makes some keen observations on the nature of American relationships that made me pause and then sigh and comment, "Totally true."