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The Broken Circle
The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan | Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
An emotional and sweeping memoir of love and survival--and of a committed and desperate family uprooted and divided by the violent, changing landscape of Afghanistan in the early 1980s. Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home--Kabul, Afghanistan--as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life. But after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela's life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home. Thus begins an epic, reckless, and terrifying five-year journey of escape for Enjeela, her siblings, and their father to reconnect with her mother. In navigating the dangers ahead of them, and in looking back at the wilderness of her homeland, Enjeela discovers the spiritual and physical strength to find hope in the most desperate of circumstances. A heart-stopping memoir of a girl shaken by the brutalities of war and empowered by the will to survive, The Broken Circle brilliantly illustrates that family is not defined by the borders of a country but by the bonds of the heart.
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Enjeela was growing up in a well-off family in Kabul when the Soviet Union invaded. The family had to flee but was fragmented in the process, with Enjeela and three of her siblings going by foot over the Hindu Kush to Pakistan. This is an extremely interesting story and gets an A+ for that, but the writing is a bit juvenile. (It reads in places like a children‘s book.) Also, the audiobook isn‘t great.

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shmreads
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Was a great read. No picture. It‘s in my Kindle.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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It took me a while to finish this but overall, it was good. I've read quite a few books about Afghanistan lately and sometimes it just becomes too heartbreaking. The writing could have been a bit better but it wasn't bad. 3,5 ⭐

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#CuriousCovers Day 8 #Circles This is on my Kindle TBR. I love this cover.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 📚💙⭕️ 1y
Eggs Beautiful 🔵⚪️🔵 1y
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A breathtaking memoir of the author and her siblings making a journey out of Afghanistan and into India. Enjeela writes with such beautiful descriptions!

Tamra I am so attracted to the cover. 1y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Tamra I love the cover! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the reminder!! 1y
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ShelleyBooksie Cool! Thank you for sharing 1y
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Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing the link!!!!! 1y
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This is a true story about a family that escapes Afghanistan during the Russian war. It is told in a way that is oddly detached from feeling, considering what they go through is so harrowing, but I think that is likely due to trauma. It matters how you treat refugees/people. This could happen to any of us if our country is invaded. Nobody deserves this, and they were the lucky ones. Overall, it was a good book, just a little distant or something.

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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2.
Anyone who isn't playing, and wants to, please join in!

megnews Beautiful cover 3y
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Texreader
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While my daughter is skiing here in Breckenridge, I am working on my book log. Here I‘m inputting books I‘m reading for #nonfiction2019

Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm glad to see someone else who would rather stay in rather than ski. Hope you are by a cozy fire with nice cup of tea. 4y
Texreader @Crinoline_Laphroaig Unfortunately no fire or tea at that moment but I sure marched back to my room and made some yummy hot tea thanks to your reminder! (edited) 4y
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Texreader
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I‘m updating my book log and realized I forgot to count this tagged book for #nonfiction2019. It was fantastic.

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This was astonishing. I‘m not sure I‘ve ever read a more inspiring story. So very good.

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This is a touching memoir, told by the author about her young life in pre-Soviet invasion Afghanistan and her lengthy, difficult trek to safety and security. It seems simply told, but it is told from the perspective of such a young girl, a refugee from war, learning the cruelties of this world. I found it very hard to put down, hoping so hard that the girl would find happiness again.

Daisey Your review sounds great, and I‘m glad to see it since I finally made a choice and downloaded this as my February prime pick. 4y
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This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” “God means for us to be here, suffering?” “He does not mean for people to do terrible things. Soldiers kill and murder and do harm because they are evil. But God knows we have come to this place, that we have things to learn so we can grow as human beings, as spiritual creatures. It‘s not enough to have all the things you wish for to make us comfortable. We must have much more.” ❤️

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I finally decided on my Amazon Kindle First Pick this month. This one!

mrsmarch Looks good 4y
Texreader @mrsmarch Thanks! I‘m excited about starting it. 4y
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