‘A bittersweet and astonishingly detailed narration of both the simplicity and complexity of life in Afghanistan. What I loved about the book is that it does not represent Afghan women as passive and docile, but you will learn about their stories of bravery, struggles, and persistence.’
The Night Letters remains an elegant, meticulously researched novel that captures the human complexity of Afghan society, upending Western preconceptions as it unfolds.
I love how Afghan women are portrayed in the story…It’s a refreshing change from the stereotypes that dominate Western media.
There was so much richness in this novel: layers of well-built characters with their foibles and strengths; beautiful passages of prose in homage to the landscape and the people; a story that held the reader to the end; food for thought for the outsider looking in and above all empathy and non-judgmental affection from the author for her subject.
Unforgettable characters grace the pages in a story that is graceful, powerful and bittersweet as every character forms an identity that touches the heart...
Full of wonderful prose and with a stunning sense of place, The Night Letters is a story of love, betrayal, corruption and friendship. It made me weep and cheer.
Filled with strong women The Night Letters is a poignant story with characters that will touch your heart and leave you wanting more.
The Night Letters by Denise Leith is the best book I have read this year… It has touched my mind, heart and soul.
With its lovely prose, rich storyline, and interesting characters.
…(a) portrait of the strong women of Kabul, who are not painted as two-dimensional figures but as vibrant and complex women. It’s a refreshing change from the distorted image of Middle Eastern women portrayed by media by the West. With a completely realistic feel, The Night Letters is ultimately a story of hope. Highly recommended.