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The House on Carnaval Street

by Deborah Rodriguez

The House on Carnaval Street Synopsis

I hadn't been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left . . . Intimate, honest and touching, this is the story of Deborah Rodriguez's often hilarious journey of self-discovery. Forced to flee her life in Afghanistan, she leaves behind her friends, her possessions and her two beloved businesses: a hair salon and a coffee shop. But life proves no easier 'back home'. After a year living in California where she teeters on the edge of sanity, Deborah makes a decision: she's going to get the old Deb back. So, at the age of forty-nine, she packs her life and her cat, Polly, into her Mini Cooper and heads south to a pretty seaside town in Mexico. Home is now an unassuming little house on Carnaval Street. If you liked Eat, Pray, Love you will love The House on Carnaval Street. Rodriguez's story speaks to every woman, mother, sister, wife - to anyone who has ever questioned their relationships, their place in the world and the choices that they've made.

The House on Carnaval Street Press Reviews

This inspirational read is bound to appeal to anyone contemplating their second or third act * Booklist * Fans of Rodriguez's brash and honest tone will thoroughly enjoy this next installment in her remarkable story * Publishers Weekly * Readers who fell in love with Rodriguez's chronicle of life in Afghanistan [The Kabul Beauty School] will surely revel in this candid, intimate tale of starting over in middle-age in a new country * Kirkus Reviews *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751555967
Publication date: 12th March 2015
Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Memoirs,

About Deborah Rodriguez

Deborah Rodriguez spent five years teaching and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. She also owned the Oasis Salon and the Cabul Coffee House, and is the founder of the nonprofit organisation Oasis Rescue, which aims to teach women in post-conflict and disaster-stricken areas the art of hairdressing. Deborah lives in Mazatlan, Mexico, where she owns Tippy Toes salon and spa. To learn more about her, visit

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