Plum Steal: $25 for Must-Read Bestseller "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana" and a Peace Cord? Bracelet

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Looking for a deeper, more satisfying summer read than you get from your usual chick-lit go-tos? Lose yourself in The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, written by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about the extraordinary true story of Kamila Sidiqi, an Afghan woman whose life changed dramatically when the Taliban rose to power. Banned from her teaching job and confined to her home, Sidiqi struggled to support her family, ultimately becoming a successful entrepreneur with a thriving business.

With this Plum Steal, you will receive a copy of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana as well as a Peace Cord bracelet, handmade from military buttons and parachute cord. All proceeds from the sale of Peace Cord bracelets go to grassroots programs in rural Afghanistan, which are helping to restore peace and reduce poverty.

Don’t miss out on the chance to do some good and nab this summer’s most remarkable read!

Rachel S.


I love finding good books for summer reading. A page-turner that's inspiring and offers great perspective at the same time? That's definitely on my list.


Rachel S.

San Francisco, CA

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
New York Times bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is the Deputy Director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy program. Gayle spent nearly a decade as a journalist with the ABC News Political Unit and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” And she has reported on women's economic issues for Newsweek, Financial Times, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and the Daily Beast, among many other outlets. A former Fulbright scholar and Robert Bosch Foundation fellow, she serves on the board of the International Center for Research on Women.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana website

Peace Cord
Peace Cord creates artisan jobs for hundreds of Afghan women and helps U.S. troops deliver grassroots humanitarian assistance, creating a more secure environment for all. Peace Cord bracelets are hand-woven in Afghanistan from authentic materials used by our soldiers in the field.

Peace Cord website

Plum Steal: $25 for Must-Read Bestseller "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana" and a Peace Cord? Bracelet

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