When The Moon Is Low: A Novel by Nadia HashimiWhen The Moon Is Low: A Novel by Nadia Hashimi

When The Moon Is Low: A Novel

byNadia Hashimi

Paperback | June 30, 2015

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“Expertly depicting the anxiety and excitement that accompanies a new life, Hashimi’s gripping page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”—Library Journal (starred review)

Mahmoud’s passion for his wife, Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy, middle-class world implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rises to power.

When Mahmoud becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered, Fereiba is forced to flee Kabul with their three children. Finding a way to her reach her sister’s family in England is her one hope to survive. With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba manages to smuggle the children as far as Greece. But in a busy market square, their fate takes a frightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the rest of the family.

Faced with an impossible choice, Fereiba pushes on with her daughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network of undocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe’s capitals. Across the continent Fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, exhausted but undefeated, and ultimately find a place where they can be a family again.

Nadia Hashimi's parents left Afghanistan in the 1970s, before the Soviet invasion. She was raised in the United States, and in 2002 she visited Afghanistan for the first time with her parents. Hashimi is a pediatrician and lives with her family in suburban Washington, D.C.
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Title:When The Moon Is Low: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062411195

ISBN - 13:9780062411198

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! This book is about an Afghan woman and her 15 year old son - their struggle to save their family by becoming refugees trying to get to England. It is a story of culture, hardship and perseverance. I loved the characters, story line and description- excellent writing. An important book
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS Could not put this book down, such a well written book. You begin to understand how some people have to live and try to survive!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Couldn't put this down. Would definitely recommend this book, as well as the "Pearl that broke its shell." Can't wait for this author to release another book!
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from enjoyable to a point Not a bad book, the characters build and you learn to care for them. I love books where people rise above all that life can throw at them. I was thoroughly disappointed in the ending. I do not enjoy being left to figure out the ending on my own. Too many things good and bad could have happened and it just out and out bugs me, when authors just leave...like they walked away from their writing thinking ...there figure it out yourself. It left me angry actually.If you want me to care about the story then why would I not care what happens?
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks like a great book.... Though I don't really need to read it now that the description spoiled the whole plot.
Date published: 2015-07-17

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“A must-read saga about borders, barriers, and the resolve of one courageous mother fighting to cross over.”