This book when the moon is low will be another that gets recommended and likely read by my book club as well hashimi is afghan american and writes about afghanistan during different time periods from afghanistans heyday to rise of the taliban and into modern times. When the moon is low a luminous novel about the toll on a family of becoming refugees when the moon is low is the second novel by nadia hashimi author of the pearl that broke its shell the story alternates between the viewpoints of fereiba a young afghan widow and . Hashimis new novel when the moon is low starts with promise hashimi who works as a pediatrician in the washington area effectively plunges us into an afghan culture steeped in . When the moon is low brought to mind chris cleaves little bee another heartbreaking story about the human cost of repressive political regimes of course the best known novels about modern day afghanistan are khaled hosseinis especially his debut the kite runner . Reading guide for when the moon is low by nadia hashimi discussion guide for book clubs
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