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Farewell, Four Waters

Kate Mccord
Farewell, Four Waters
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Farewell, Four Waters

Kate Mccord

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Day 14: It should have been the beginning . . .

All she needed were stamps and signatures. Marie and her translator stood in the government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan to complete the paperwork for her new literacy project. The women in her home town, the northern village of Shehktan, would learn to read.

But a spattering of gun shots exploded and an aid worker crumpled. Executed. On the streets of Kabul. Just blocks from the guesthouse. Sending shockwaves through the community.

The foreign personnel assessed their options and some, including Marie's closest friend, Carolyn, chose to leave the country. Marie and others faced the cost and elected to press forward. But the execution of the lone aid worker was just the beginning.

When she returned home to her Afghan friends in Shehktan to begin classes, she felt eyes watching her, piercing through her scarf as she walked the streets lined in mud brick walls.

And in the end . . .

It took only 14 days for her project, her Afghan home, her community-all of it-to evaporate in an eruption of dust, grief, and loss. Betrayed by someone she trusted. Caught in a feud she knew nothing about, and having loved people on both sides, Marie struggled for the answer: How could God be present here, working here, in the soul of Afghanistan?



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Day 14: It should have been the beginning . . .

All she needed were stamps and signatures. Marie and her translator stood in the government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan to complete the paperwork for her new literacy project. The women in her home town, the northern village of Shehktan, would learn to read.

But a spattering of gun shots exploded and an aid worker crumpled. Executed. On the streets of Kabul. Just blocks from the guesthouse. Sending shockwaves through the community.

The foreign personnel assessed their options and some, including Marie's closest friend, Carolyn, chose to leave the country. Marie and others faced the cost and elected to press forward. But the execution of the lone aid worker was just the beginning.

When she returned home to her Afghan friends in Shehktan to begin classes, she felt eyes watching her, piercing through her scarf as she walked the streets lined in mud brick walls.

And in the end . . .

It took only 14 days for her project, her Afghan home, her community-all of it-to evaporate in an eruption of dust, grief, and loss. Betrayed by someone she trusted. Caught in a feud she knew nothing about, and having loved people on both sides, Marie struggled for the answer: How could God be present here, working here, in the soul of Afghanistan?


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Kate Mccord

<DIV><b>KATE MCCORD</b> is not her real name. To protect her, and the women she talked to, all of the names in the book have been changed-including Kate's. At the panicle of a high-powered career, Kate left it all, sold everything and went to Afghanistan to start an NGO with the goal to help Afghani women. She taught herself the local language and served there for over five years. Now she wants you to know the Afghan women she has come to love.</DIV>

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Actually really enjoyed this one
4 stars By Nicole, Jun 27 2018
I really liked this book. It reads like nonfiction because the events within are all based on true experiences of various NGO workers in Afghanistan, written as fiction to protect the identities of all involved. Personally, I appreciated the mix of realism and fiction as I feel like I got a really accurate snapshot of life in that area of the world while still enjoying a really interesting story.
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Meh
2 stars By Sophie, Sep 23 2016
I thought the booked looked really interesting from the back cover so I bought it. However, I was sorely disappointed. I really tried to get into the book but it just didnt hook me and left me quite bored and I couldn't follow it well. Probably should have either stuck to pure non fiction or gone fiction all the way. Just didnt work. 
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Not bad
3 stars By Harsh, Aug 03 2016
I felt like this book was stuck between being fiction and non-fiction. It was based on a true story but she took a fiction approach to it, yet I think she probably would have been better to make it closer to a record of the actual events because it was awkward to read and go with the story line. i found it hard to get into the story and mainly read through because I felt obligated to read it since I had purchased it and it would be wasteful to just set it aside. 
I believe the author does have potential, but that potential wasn't fully on display in this book. 
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  • Catalogue Code 401812
  • Product Code 9780802412065
  • ISBN 0802412068
  • EAN 9780802412065
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher River North
  • Publication Date Oct 2014
  • Sales Rank #56170
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.399kg

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