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Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle
The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Alternate Title Five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
1st ed
New York, NY : Harper, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  DS375.K2 T94 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Sediqi, Kamela, 1977-
Sediqi, Kamela, 1977- -- Family
Khair Khana (Kabul, Afghanistan) -- Biography
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Biography
Subject(s) Dressmakers -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography
Sisters -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography
Businesswomen -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography
Community life -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- History -- 21st century
Subject Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Physical Description xxvi, 256 p. : port. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-256)
Summary The incredible true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own and held her family together
Contents The news arrives and everything changes -- A time of goodbyes -- Stitching the future back together -- The plan goes to market -- An idea is born...but will it work? -- Class is in session -- An unexpected wedding party -- A new opportunity knocks -- Danger in the night sky -- Kabul Jan, Kaweyan, and Kamila's faith in good fortune

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