When The Moon Is Low: A Novel

Mass Market Paperback | April 25, 2017

byNadia Hashimi

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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, his widow is forced to flee Kabul with their three children. Fereiba has one hope to survive: she must find a way to reach her sister’s family in England. With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba manages to smuggle them 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.

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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, his widow is forced to flee Kabul with the...

Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. She graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology. She enrolled in medical school in Brooklyn and completed her pediatric training at NYU/Bellevue hospitals in New York City. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is her debut ...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062677632

ISBN - 13:9780062677631

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