Oct 6, 2013 — Phyllis Chesler met Abdul-Kareem — a young, wealthy Muslim — in college. They fell in love, got married and, in 1961, traveled to his native Afghanistan together. There, Chesler soon found herself a virtual prisoner — an Afghan wife with no rights. An American Bride in Kabul is her memoir of that experience.
Nov 2, 2005 — At the center of the book is the battle between obligation to one's community and the obligation to one's individual interests and needs. It's that tension that produces guilt — and it's the springboard for a collection of delightful essays.
Jun 7, 2005 — Melissa Bank, author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, offers the story of Sophie Applebaum from girlhood to womanhood in this summer pick from critic Alan Cheuse.
Jun 7, 2005 — All Things Considered book critic Alan Cheuse recommends this novel about a former CIA agent who has taken on so many false identities that his own true identity becomes uncertain.