When the Moon Is Low by Nadia Hashimi audiobook

When the Moon Is Low

By Nadia Hashimi
Read by Sneha Mathan and Neil Shah

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780062369574

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504609708

  • ISBN: 9781504609685

  • ISBN: 9781504609692

  • ISBN: 9781504637237

Runtime: 12.57 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Audible Editors Top Pick of the Week

A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Fiction Book Award nominee

From the author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell comes an unforgettable story of terror, survival, perseverance, and hope that chronicles one extraordinarily brave Afghan woman’s odyssey to save her family and find asylum in the West—a tale of a daring escape, a perilous trek across Europe, and the courage and tenacity of one defiant woman.

Mahmood’s passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy middle-class world—a life of education, work, and comfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rise to power.

Mahmood, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: she must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister’s family in England. With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba and her children make a dangerous crossing into Iran under cover of darkness. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, 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. Fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin to reconstruct their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A must-read saga about borders, barriers, and the resolve of one courageous mother fighting to cross over.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“An emotional narrative with the stylistic effervescence of a fairy tale…A dynamic and epic tale about a resilient woman, her family, survival, and moving forward in a world that is constantly pushing back.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)
“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)
“With grace and sensitivity, Hashimi illuminates the harrowing odysseys and numerous dangers refugees contend with in their quest for a safe haven.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Nadia Hashimi

Author Bio: Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. Both her parents were born in Afghanistan and left in the early 1970s, before the Soviet invasion. In 2002, she made her first trip to Afghanistan with her parents. She is a pediatrician and the author of three books for adults, as well as the middle-grade novels One Half from the East and The Sky at Our Feet

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English