“The clear but sophisticated prose creates a rich setting . . . . Fox presents an intriguing depiction of Baghlan as she explores Jo’s multifaceted experiences. . . . A warm, surprisingly lighthearted story that finds hope in human relationships during a particularly turbulent time in history.”
“A love affair on a number of levels, certainly not least, a love affair with Afghanistan itself. “Yet Little Women of Baghlan is not written with any particular agenda, geopolitical or religious; it is rather, simply, the story of how a group of ordinary Americans interacted with the citizens in a village called Baghlan. Fox accomplishes this with attention to detail, sensitivity, and with extraordinary grace.”
Dr. Michael Spath, Professor Middle East Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University
“I think it’s important that the word about what Peace Corps Volunteers accomplished in Afghanistan gets the widest possible circulation; it stands in contrast to some of our country’s later activities.”
Dr. John Bing, Chairman of the Board, ITAP International
“A colorful and comprehensive account. From dysentery to riding a camel to shopping in the bazaar, Fox gives a good account of a distant land.
Phil Angelo, Editor, Daily Journal, Kankakee IL
Much of what this book reveals about the health, customs, isolation, ignorance, dignity, and illiteracy of the country apply today as it did then. Little Women of Baghlan is a great read! I would recommend this book to anyone who is curious about Afghanistan.
Walter P. Blass, Country Director of the Peace Corps in Afghanistan, 1966-68