Amy Waldman

Fort Greene Store:
Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Amy Waldman presents A Door in the Earth
Reception to follow

Award-winning and best-selling author of The Submission Amy Waldman presents her new novel, A Door in the Earth, which follows the journey of a young Afghan-American woman trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth. When Parveen Shamsa discovers a bestselling book called Mother Afghanistan, a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has become a bible for American engagement in the country, she is inspired to travel to a remote village in the land of her birth to join the work of his charitable foundation. However, the reasons for Parveen’s pilgrimage crumble beneath her when reality contradicts the fabrications of Crane’s memoir and the war follows in their wake. Waldman, who reported from Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, has created a taut, propulsive novel about power, perspective, and idealism, brushing aside the dust of America’s longest-standing war to reveal the complicated truths beneath. A reception will follow to celebrate the book’s launch.

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A Door in the Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316451574
Availability: Available at our distributor; usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 27th, 2019

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