I’m a hairdresser and a storyteller. I never dreamed that I could be a writer. But I believe in the magic of life and not being afraid to try what you never thought you could do. With the encouragement of friends and family, my journey into the unknown as an author was born.


Oasis rescue with Uplift Afghanistan is excited to announce that we are launching an innovative, income-generation project for Afghan women who have fled to Pakistan called the Oasis Beauty School. Deborah Rodriguez, author of The Kabul Beauty School and The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and founder of Oasis Rescue is pioneering the project building on her highly successful beauty training academy run in Afghanistan in the early 2000s. The crisis in Afghanistan has driven hundreds of thousands of people over the border to Pakistan. The Afghan families suffer due to the volume of Afghans in Pakistan and their inability to find work. The situation is extremely stressful. We believe the Beauty School will make a difference for the Afghan families in Pakistan and continue to do so if they can safely return to Afghanistan. This safe female-driven survival tool will benefit women and their families for years to come
Farewell to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul




Set against the terrifying fall of Kabul in 2021, Deborah Rodriguez concludes her bestselling Little Coffee Shop trilogy with a heart-stopping story of resilience, courage and, most importantly, hope.


Sunny Tedder is back in her beloved coffee shop. After eight years away, she’s thrilled to reunite with her Kabul ‘family’.

Yazmina now runs a pair of women’s shelters from the old cafe, and dreams of a bright future for her two young daughters.

Her sister Layla has become an outspoken women’s rights activist and, thanks to social media, is quite the celebrity.

Kat, Sunny’s friend from America, is wrapping up her year-long stay in the land of her birth, but is facing some unfinished business.

And finally there’s elderly den mother Halajan, whose secret new hobby is itself an act of rebellion. 

Then the US troops begin to withdraw – and the women watch in horror as the Taliban advance on the capital at ferocious speed…


In Morocco, behind the ancient walls of the medina, secrets will be revealed . . .

From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa.

Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. Four friends venture through the teeming, colorful streets of Port-au-Prince, into the worlds of do-gooders doing more harm than good, Vodou practitioners, artists, activists, and everyday Haitian men and women determined to survive against all odds.
Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life.
Deborah Rodriguez's bestselling novel about a little cafe in Kabul, and the five extraordinary women who meet there. A stirring portrait of a faraway place where—even in the fog of political and social conflict—friendship, passion, and hope still exist.
We return to the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and are reunited with the well-loved characters. However Sunny, the cafe's feisty and free-spirited former proprietor, is no longer to be found in her beloved Kabul. Escalating danger and unexpected tragedy have forced her from the city she thought she would never leave.
With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. A remarkable tale of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.
(aka Margarita Wednesdays) Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007. After being advised to sit in contemplation for one year and commune with glowworms, Rodriguez finally packs her life and her cat into her Mini Cooper and moves to a seaside town in Mexico.

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