Born Under a Million Shadows – Andrea Busfield

20 08 2010

First, this book is beautiful, funny, moving and insightful.  I can’t believe that this was written by a western woman writing in the voice of a young Afghani boy.  Born under a Million Shadows is one of the best books I have read in years and Andrea Busfield is a talented and empathic writer.  This book is up there with The Kite Runner for depicting a war torn country and the effects on its people.  I could not put this book down.  Every time I had to stop reading it to go do anything else I could feel it pulling me back.  I had to read it but I didn’t want it to end and I was sad to finish it and close the cover for the final time.  I loved the ending and it certainly came as a surprise.

I can’t recommend this book enough.  I will be searching out her other work.  I await Busfield’s next project and I can’t wait to read it.