Book Beginnings / The Friday 56

I’m reading And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini…

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“So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one. But just the one. Don’t either of you ask me for more.”

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“Women worked with fevered focus to pile onto platters pyramids of fluffy white rice speckled with bits of saffron. They cut bread, scraped crusty rice from the bottoms of pots, passed around dishes of fried eggplant topped with yogurt and dried mint.”