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When the Moon Is Low
When the Moon Is Low: A Novel | Nadia Hashimi
By turns astonishing, frightening, and triumphant, When the Moon Is Low chronicles one brave Afghan woman's odyssey to save her familyIn Kabul, we meet Fereiba, a schoolteacher who puts her troubled childhood behind her when she finds love in an arranged marriage. But Fereiba's comfortable life implodes when the Taliban rises to power and her family becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime. Forced to flee with her three children, Fereiba has one hope for survival: to seek refuge with her sister's family in London.Traveling with forged papers and depending on the kindness of strangers, Fereiba and the children make a dangerous crossing into Iran under cover of darkness, the start of a harrowing journey that reduces her from a respected wife and mother to a desperate refugee.Eventually they fall into the shadowy underground network of the undocumented who haunt the streets of Europe's cities. And then, in a busy market square in Athens, their fate takes a frightening turn when Fereiba's teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the rest of the family. Without his mother, Saleem is forced, abruptly and unforgivingly, to come of age in a world of human trafficking and squalid refugee camps.Heartbroken, Fereiba has no choice but to continue on with only her daughter and baby. Mother and son cross border after perilous border, risking their lives in the hope of finding a place where they can be reunited.
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nu-bibliophile
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Holiday road trip! Warm and cozy at the back seat with my pillow, blanket, and this book !

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nu-bibliophile
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Randomly grabbed this one from my tbr shelves. One of my favorite authors.
#CurrentlyReading

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Cover Love 💕. Have you read it? Looks so good 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs no!! But I have good intentions!! 2mo
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suvata
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Pickpick

Fereiba, her husband, and three kids live in Afghanistan. Fereiba is a school teacher and her husband works for the power/water company. They are living a happy and comfortable life when, all of a sudden, the Taliban rises to power. Their family gets targeted by this fundamentalist regime and decides they must flee to London for their own survival. This is a very powerful story of family, loss, and survival. It really touched my heart.

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suvata
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Perfect Saturday night:
In bed watching college football and reading my Kindle! #LifeIsGood #bookstagram

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Texreader
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Another strong recommendation from @Momreviews #momreviews I‘m thinking of reading this next thanks to Mom‘s recommendation

CouronneDhiver I concur! 👍🏽 10mo
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aliasNayNay
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Happy Friday fellow bookworms....hope you have a good weekend read picked out. Stumbled on this gorgeous book, looking forward to a relaxing start to a good weekend.

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JaneyWaneyB Too true 🤔😄 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#BlueMoon #JuneItsElectrifying 💙🌕

Still waiting for me to read... 🤷🏼‍♀️

CouronneDhiver Go for it. It‘s a great book 2y
vkois88 It sounds like it'll be a good read. 2y
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huntersmom1977
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Once again this author blew me away! Amazing Read!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JillR
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The downside to #bookmail - when you have no idea one of the books is going to be “miniature”! These are for a gift and the different sizes are bothering me! Why is it so little? I hope my friend has good eyesight as the font is tiny 🤓

erzascarletbookgasm I think the small one is mass paperback edition, which I try to avoid because the font size is so small! 2y
CouronneDhiver It‘s a great book though! 2y
JillR I think you might be right @erzascarletbookgasm , it didn‘t say when I ordered it (at least I don‘t think it did!) Although I‘d have ordered it anyway as it was the only version I could find at the time... 2y
cathysaid Looks like a good book, though! Stacked 📚 2y
JillR @cathysaid @CouronneDhiver I‘d bought the same friend one of the authors other books for Christmas (based on Litsy reviews 👍) and she loved it :) 2y
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Beautiful, moving story of an Afghani family who is forced to flee their home because of the Taliban. The author skillfully depicts the plight of immigrants and the stress and hardships they face as they cross borders.

BibliophileMomma Cringeworthy sticker placement. 😢 2y
KGlibrarian @Tiffy_Reads I know! As soon as I became the librarian I called the company and made sure they put them on the back for all future orders. 2y
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llwheeler
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The #Litsypartyofone theme is PoC but I wanted to finish up books I had on the go first. With only one ch left in The Glass Universe, I can pick my next read and join in on the PoC theme... only trouble is I can't decide between these books! Any suggestions?

Andrea4 SISTER MINE! lol or whateva... 2y
llwheeler @Andrea4 Lol how did I know you were gonna say that one! 2y
bunny I loved Lagoon! Definitely would recommend it. 2y
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llwheeler @bunny Good to know, thanks! It sounds so good 2y
janeycanuck I haven‘t read When the Moon is Low yet but I‘ve read others by her and LOVED them. 2y
llwheeler @janeycanuck I am really looking forward to it, i loved A House Without Windows 2y
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llwheeler
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#5in2018 - 5 books I'm excited to read soon! Kobo is standing in for It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian which will be on it very shortly.

Thanks for the tag @Centique

Jabberwocky River of stars is amazing!! Guy Gavriel Kay was my favourite new to me author of 2017, hope you love the book!! 2y
llwheeler @Jaberwocky awesome! How many of his books have you read? I really recommend all his backlist, if you haven't already. I heard him read from this book a few years ago so I am quite sure I will love it! 2y
Jabberwocky @llwheeler I have actually very carefully rationed his books for myself. I wanted to stretch them all out for as long as possible because each one is so amazing and I wanted to have them to look forward to for a long time. I just finished the Sarantine mosaic (so good!!) and only have the fionavir tapestry & a song for Arbonne left. 2y
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llwheeler @Jaberwocky ❤ the Sarantine mosaic. Now I want to reread! 2y
Centique I loved the VE Schwab and the Becky Chambers, hope you love them too! 2y
llwheeler @Centique I'm so excited for the Chambers! I loved long way to a small angry planet so much!! And I've heard such good things about Schwab, i'm looking forward to trying her. 2y
shanaqui A Kobo! I feel like I don't see enough of them in the wild. I have the now-discontinued Mini, perfectly sized for my pocket! 2y
llwheeler @shanaqui I ❤ my kobo! This is my 2nd, i had glo and now have aura h2o. I'm always curious what's more common where... i tried to google popularity of ereaders by countries a while ago, but wasn't able to find any data 2y
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GraceRTaylor
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Got this book at a free give away. Been reading it in between exam study sessions. It's an amazing story about human resilience. It's also heart wrenchingly beautiful.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#moon
#uncannyoctober
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candority
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I came home from a stressful day, to find this lovely package from my #LitsyPenPal @CouronneDhiver! Thank you so much, I love it all and I'm excited to read the book!

CouronneDhiver Yay!!! I hope you love it... I read it earlier this year. 😁 2y
Libby1 That fox stationery! ❤️🦊❤️ 2y
candority I'm sure I will @CouronneDhiver, it sounds fantastic! Thank you! 2y
candority The stationary is homemade with super cute stickers @Libby1! 2y
Libby1 Cute! 😃 2y
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CouronneDhiver
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Pickpick

So much more than a refugee story... beautiful, current, engaging. I've never read such a difficult tale recounted with such dignity.

Very worthwhile.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Moray_Reads I picked this one up in the Kindle sale, glad to hear it's worth reading! 2y
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CouronneDhiver
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#Audiobook & Supper

(Salad with homemade Strawberry Poppyseed dressing, and Italian wine)

This book is so beautiful!

TrishB Great pic 👍 2y
slategreyskies That dressing sounds delicious!! 😋 2y
CouronneDhiver Oh thanks! @slategreyskies Hubby made it from scratch. 2y
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CouronneDhiver
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July #TBR Goal: 9 books (or more)

My Plan:

1) Heap House
2) Cutting for Stone
3) Think Twice
4) Born to Walk
5) The Highly Sensitive Person
6) When the Moon is Low
7) Lie in Wait
8) The Ocean at the End of the Lane
9) We Need to Talk about Kevin

Reviewsbylola Love Cutting for Stone and We Need to Talk About Kevin! 2y
Bookquilter Cutting for Stone👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Lmstraubie This one should be a quick read. 2y
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ptkpepe98 We Need To Talk About Kevin...good! 2y
Tamra #1 & #2 👍🏾 2y
TNbookworm Cutting for Stone is excellent👍 2y
CouronneDhiver I'm working on Cutting for Stone on @Cinfhen 's recommendation and it's AWESOME so far! I hope I love it as much as all of you @Reviewsbylola @Bookquilter @Tamra @TNbookworm 2y
Cinfhen I'm sooo happy you're liking Cutting for Stone! I'm so excited to see another favorite 2y
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EvieBee
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Before Exit West, I had read and loved this book about an Afghani family emigrating to Europe. Very real and a must read for our day in time. #ImmigrantSong #RockInMay #dogsoflitsy #lulu

Cinfhen Another book I'm waiting to read💙🙌🏻💙story of my life 3y
LeahBergen I want to put polish on those toenails. 😂 3y
Hooked_on_books Love those paws! If you have the same problems I do, you occasionally have pages turned by your canine friend. 😉 3y
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EvieBee @Cinfhen I have a feeling you will give it two thumbs up! 3y
EvieBee @LeahBergen lol once upon a time we did! A shocking blue! 😀 3y
EvieBee @Hooked_on_books Haha I do! I feel like when I say the following you will understand: my Boston Terrier, Lulu, pictured above, loves to sit and read with me. When I start a new book, she'll sniff the pages and sometimes lick the page lightly. Over the years I've noticed if she likes the smell of it and it gets a lick, it's almost always a 4/5 star book! Crazy, huh? 3y
Hooked_on_books @EvieBee84 I love that! Too bad you can't take her book shopping with you: she'd lead you to all the best books! 3y
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Bookzombie
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I added this book to my TBR today. It sounds really good. #blameitonmymotherinlaw #shegavemethecalendar

LeahBergen I thought it sounded good, too (yes, I have the calendar 😂). 3y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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A few of the books I've snagged from #kobo #dailydeals recently! #bookhaul #ebooks

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LukkiAnn
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This is how my library is fundraising. We have alcohol license, local jazz bands, celebrities chefs, and world famous author Nadia Hashimi, who just singed a copy for my @LitsyGoesPostal book club friend @Dogearedcopy Ms. Hashimi is not in Litsy yet but I told her about our amazing family and hope she will be here soon.

Dogearedcopy Oh! THANK YOU! The fundraiser looks fantastic; and I'm thrilled that she was able to sign my copy of 'The Pearl That Broke its Shell'! ❤ (edited) 3y
LitsyGoesPostal Wonderful! 😊👍🏻 3y
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BooksandBevs
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When you try to color coordinate your bev and your book 🍹📚💁🏻

britt_brooke Perfect! 3y
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Pickpick

I thought that this book was beautifully written and the author had a lot of talent. Definitely a worthwhile read, but I did find myself dragging and a bit bored in certain places.

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crhealey

"Love grows wildest in the gardens of hardship"

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy !!! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻! 3y
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EvieBee
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Pickpick

A stunning view of illegal emigration , and one Afghani family's trek to safety. A must read for our day in time. #dogsoflitsy #lulu

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Donnasmiles

Absolutely drawn in to the story and characters. It's a great read so far.

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Donnasmiles

Absolutely drawn in to the story and characters. It's a great read so far.

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Floresj
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Quite a relevant book... Hashimi is a great writer and her readability definitely hooked me! I enjoyed and became attached to her characters quite quickly. I'm already pretty liberal, but her depiction of how refugees are treated both saddened me and gave me hope for humanity. Great read!

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Floresj
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Either I put too many books on hold or I have consistent luck of getting many books at the same time. 🤔

Megabooks I really want to read Quiet Power! 3y
Trav Such a great pile! 3y
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BookishShelly
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Currently reading

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Ange44
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Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian Litsyites!

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Chele
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This was a heart-breaking depiction of what it is like to be a refugee. Completely eye opening.

EvieBee I agree! Just finished this one. Sigh. 3y
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Ange44
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This is up next. My mom says I have to read it, so here I go.

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WilliamMorrowBooks
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Pickpick

A moving portrait of of a modern afghan woman. This book is beautifully written and will make you laugh and cry!

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bookloversnevergotobedalone
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Our book club pick for this week. I love her writing. It's a great portrayal of the plight of immigrants.

BookishFeminist I keep meaning to pick this one up. Interested to see your review once you're finished! I loved her other book 4y
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Mamashep
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Live when a book as a map. I know I'm in for an adventure!

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Mamashep
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Oh, look - I've color coordinated my reading glasses and my book!

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Mamashep
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Because I don't have enough books going. Also the only physical book I have for the readathon so this is my readathon pile.

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