Books by Nadia Hashimi

THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018

"An important book with a well-crafted plot that is sure to linger several days after readers finish it. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A gripping story about two brave children on the run in the Big Apple. Read full book review >
ONE HALF FROM THE EAST by Nadia Hashimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Well-told through appealing characters, this tale sheds light from a unique cultural perspective on the link between vastly different, rigidly enforced roles for boys and girls and gender-identity issues. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Obayda's family moved to a rural village after a Kabul bomb blast took her father's leg and the family's livelihood; in a bid to attract good fortune, relatives persuade her mother to transform Obayda, 10, youngest of four daughters, into a bacha posh: a boy. Read full book review >
A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS by Nadia Hashimi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A powerful, if flawed, portrait of an honorable woman living amid dishonorable men."
When she's found with her murdered husband's blood on her hands, Zeba is almost strangled by his outraged cousin. She's rescued only to land in jail, accused of killing her husband. Read full book review >
THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A lyrical, heartbreaking account of silenced lives."
Three Afghan sisters walk home from school, menaced by a boy on a bicycle. They escape, but the damage is done: no more school. Read full book review >