Following the success of her internationally bestselling debut novel, THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL, Nadia Hashimi returns with WHEN THE MOON IS LOW. Set in Kabul during the Taliban’s rise to power, this sophomore effort introduces readers to a happy, middle class man, Mahmoud, and his wife, Fereiba.
THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL was one of my favorite books for 2015. This new one has all the elements of being equally as powerful. Read what Bookreporter.com had to say.
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.
Mahmoud, 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.