Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday to highlight a not yet published book you can't wait to read.
My pick this week is Farishta by Patricia McArdle. It recently won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for General Fiction.
Here's the book's description via Amazon:
Patricia McArdle, a resident of Arlington, Va., is a retired American diplomat whose postings have taken her around the world, including northern Afghanistan. Her novel, Farishta, centers around a female American diplomat who, transferred to a volatile, remote outpost in northern Afghanistan, provides aid to refugee women fleeing the violence. She becomes their farishta, or "angel," in the local Dari language. Julie Barer of Barer Literary, LLC, one of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award’s expert panelists, described McArdle’s Farishta as "a moving and fascinating story of one woman’s work in a place that few Americans have experienced beyond newspaper headlines and CNN stories. Both the originality of the setting and the quality of the writing make this debut stand out in the crowd."Farishta will be released June 2, 2011. Pre-order it now in hardback or Kindle version.
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