“…a supremely gifted writer and eloquent ambassador for the people who have been banished from civilized society…”
— Mark Fritz, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Lost on Earth: Nomads of the New World

“Absorbing debut… In this utterly engrossing read, Gately vividly evokes
the beauty and tragedy of Afghanistan.”

“Engaging characters…an informative glimpse into the lives of women in challenging times.”
Library Journal

“[Gately gives] readers an Afghanistan that…has the tang of the real deal.”
—Publishers Weekly 

Lipstick in Afghanistan keeps you captivated with the details of Afghanistan and its way of life.  This is a book that should be on everyone’s TBR list.”
Sacramento Book Review

“… in this fascinating, heart-wrenching novel… readers will be enthralled…”
— Las Vegas Review-Journal