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
12.57 Hours 1
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From the author of ThePearl That Broke Its Shell comes an unforgettable story of terror,survival, perseverance, and hope that chronicles one extraordinarily braveAfghan woman’s odyssey to save her family and find asylum in the West—a tale ofa daring escape, a perilous trek across Europe, and the courage and tenacity ofone defiant woman. Mahmood’s passion forhis wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known.But their happy middle-class world—a life of education, work, andcomfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rise to power. Mahmood, a civilengineer, 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 ofdarkness. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages tosmuggle them as far as Greece. But in a busy market square, their fate takes afrightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the restof the family. Faced with an impossible choice, Fereiba pushes on with herdaughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network ofundocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe’s capitals. Fereiba andSaleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin toreconstruct their lives.

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Summary

Summary

An Audible Editors Top Pick of the Week

A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Fiction Book Award nominee

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

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

Mahmood, a civilengineer, 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 ofdarkness. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages tosmuggle them as far as Greece. But in a busy market square, their fate takes afrightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the restof the family. Faced with an impossible choice, Fereiba pushes on with herdaughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network ofundocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe’s capitals. Fereiba andSaleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin toreconstruct 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

Reviews

Reviews

by DND 9/13/2017
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The will to survive

Nadia Hashimi does a beautiful job capturing a mother’s will to survive in When the Moon Is Low. The main character, Fereiba, is tasked with so many daunting choices throughout the novel. Flee her country or stay in a warzone? She chooses to flee, but in doing so she places her children and herself in many dangerous situations. These situations force everyone to change their roles in the family dynamic. Both narrators, Sneha Mathan and Neil Shah, do a wonderful job with their characterizations.

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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English