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I ssue 9 / / Sep t ember 2014

BOOKS » Fiction Farewell, Four Waters By Kate Mccord

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In 14 days, the life she knew would end on the streets of Kabul. All Marie needed was a few stamps and signatures—the man- datory paperwork necessary for the Afghan government—and she could hold literacy classes in the rural town of Shektan. Her hope: Afghan women would learn to read. Suddenly, shots resonated. An aid worker killed at an intersec- tion in Kabul. The community scattered. Most decided to say fare- well. Not Marie; she chose to stay, to teach. But she was unaware that this choice would make her a pawn at the center of a local feud. Kidnapping was Marie’s worst fear. She didn’t know treachery was more deadly.

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Farewell, Four Waters is based on actual events the author and other aid workers faced in Afghanistan in 2008. See through their eyes the dangers faced globally even today. [MORE]

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