In this episode 218, we visit with Katey Schultz, multiple award-winning author of “Still Come Home,” a novel surrounding the lives of three characters in Afghanistan: an Afghan girl with dreams and ambitions beyond the confines of her misogynistic society, an American soldier about to embark on one last mission, and a man working for the Taliban—not for any specific hatred of Americans, but because the money is good and he wishes to provide to his young wife.
The lives of Aaseya, Nathan Miller, and Rahim (Aaseya’s husband) are forever intertwined as the Taliban hatch a dangerous plot, and a simple mission for humanitarian aid turns deadly.
Abigail DeWitt, author of “News of Our Loved Ones,” had this to say about the book, “Schultz's ability to enter into these radically different lives is nothing short of breathtaking. There is tragedy here, but also humor, moral blindness, along with deep courage. And the desert holds it all.”
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