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New from the author of the
The Revealers


“A storytelling delight.”
David Moats, author of Civil Wars
and winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“A vivid and layered novel ... both
a personal story and a perspective
on world events today.”
Deborah Rodriguez, author of
Kabul Beauty School: An American
Woman Goes Behind the Veil

“An absorbing, rich historical tale.”
Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT Street of Storytellers

An American kid, in a place he doesn’t understand.

Luke blames his parents’ divorce on his dad’s obsession with finishing a book about a lost ancient civilization in a dangerous part of Asia. But his father wants his son to understand—so he brings Luke to Peshawar, a legendary frontier city in northwest Pakistan. Luke responds by refusing to learn anything about his dad's project; instead he is drawn into the strange, intriguing Old City, where a violent new extremism is on the rise.

Luke is dazzled by Danisha, but they can’t ever be seen together. He’s recruited by her brother to assist the jihadis — but he also bonds with Yusuf, an Afghan refugee who knows what could happen. Then there are the musicians Luke befriends, and a warmhearted Sufi teacher who opens his eyes.

Street of Storytellers is about three families across two cultures. It’s about an ancient true story the world has almost forgotten. And it’s about learning to think for yourself—even if that puts your life at risk.

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Upcoming events: Two launch parties for Street of Storytellers

A musical book party in Montpelier: Saturday, Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m. at The Garage arts/performance space, 58 State Street, Montpelier, Vt. Drinks and snacks; event is free.

I’ll talk about the story behind the book, do a short reading, and invite questions and discussion. Then Bear Pond Books will have copies for sale, which I’m happy to sign. During book sales and signing, Deb Brisson & the Hay Burners will play an acoustic set — then, when the book stuff is done, we will plug in and play for dancing.

A reading, discussion and signing in Middlebury: Sunday, Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian-Universalist church in Middlebury.

For more info, email Doug at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


OTHER BOOKS by Doug Wilhelm

REVEALERS front cover

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Prince front cover high res

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