A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman
Amy Waldman spent years reporting from Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, which no doubt helped shape her vision for the heroine in A Door in the Earth. In it, idealistic college senior and Afghan-American Parveen Shams decides to follow a bestselling author and humanitarian to the country of her birth to work for his charitable foundation. However, upon arrival, she discovers that his organization isn't all that it seems, and soon finds herself caught up in a military invasion that forces her to choose between the soldiers and the villagers she originally vowed to help.
Out Aug. 27