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A Door in the Earth

Amy Waldman

Warwick’s presents
Amy Waldman

A Door in the Earth

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
A Door in the Earth

Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Wednesday, September 11th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Amy Waldman as she discusses and signs her new book, A Door in the Earth. Amy Waldman's first novel, The Submission, was a national bestseller, a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist, and the #1 Book of the Year for Entertainment Weekly and Esquire. A former bureau chief for The New York Times and national correspondent for The Atlantic as well as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and the American Academy in Berlin, she lives with her family in Brooklyn. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Parveen Shams, a college senior in search of a calling, feels pulled between her charismatic and mercurial anthropology professor and the comfortable but predictable Afghan-American community in her Northern California hometown. When she discovers a bestselling book called Mother Afghanistan, a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has become a bible for American engagement in the country, she is inspired. Galvanized by Crane's experience, Parveen travels to a remote village in the land of her birth to join the work of his charitable foundation.

When she arrives, however, Crane's maternity clinic, while grandly equipped, is mostly unstaffed. The villagers do not exhibit the gratitude she expected to receive. And Crane's memoir appears to be littered with mistakes, or outright fabrications. As the reasons for Parveen's pilgrimage crumble beneath her, the U.S. military, also drawn by Crane's book, turns up to pave the solde road to the village, bringing the war in their wake. When a fatal ambush occurs, Parveen must decide whether her loyalties lie with the villagers or the soldiers -- and she must determine her own relationship to the truth.

A Door in the Earth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316451574
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 27th, 2019