Sparks Like Stars

by Nadia Hashimi
A story set in 1978 Afghanistan and New York City 2008. A must-read for Historical Fiction fans. A young girl witnesses the cold-blooded murder of her family in a coup against the President of Afghanistan. She manages to survive.  Sparks Like Stars By Nadia Hashimi #historical fiction, #reading, #books-to-read, #books

Book Review

(by- Linda )

If you need a story that is thought-provoking and emotional, give Sparks Like Stars a try. Or if you love historical fiction, because it's about an actual event; a Soviet-backed coup against the President of Afghanistan.

The story starts with getting to know Sitara. She is a privileged 10-year-old whose father is a diplomat and close friend of the country's President; she spends many days running around the presidential palace. That is until the soldiers kill her entire family, and she sees it all happening, forever changing her. Her journey as a survivor and her determination to find the truth are consuming. And what makes it all the more haunting is what is happening in Afghanistan now. Recommend.

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