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The Resource Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gately

Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gately

Label
Lipstick in Afghanistan
Title
Lipstick in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Gately
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gripped by haunting magazine images of starving refugees, Elsa has dreamed of becoming a nurse since she was a teenager. Of leaving her humble working-class Boston neighborhood to help people whose lives are far more difficult than her own. No one in her family has ever escaped poverty, but Elsa has a secret weapon: a tube of lipstick she found in her older sister?s bureau. Wearing it never fails to raise her spirits and cement her determination. With lipstick on, she can do anything?even travel alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. But violent nights as an ER nurse in South Boston could not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with her only confidant, a charming Special Forces soldier. Then, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to another life-changing friendship. In her neighbor Parween, Elsa finds a kindred spirit, fiery and generous. Together, the two women risk their lives to save friends and family from the worst excesses of the Taliban. But when the war waging around them threatens their own survival, Elsa discovers her only hope is to unveil the warrior within. Roberta Gately?s raw, intimate novel is an unforgettable tribute to the power of friendship and a poignant reminder of the tragic cost of war
Citation location within source
  • October 15, 2010
  • October 01, 2010
  • August 23, 2010
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gately, Roberta
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nurses
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gately
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2010006735
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781439191385
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010006735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439191385
  • (OCoLC)535493393
Label
Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gately
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2010006735
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781439191385
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010006735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439191385
  • (OCoLC)535493393

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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