The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan

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A novel of love during a time of war by NBC's Afghanistan correspondent. Set in present-day Afghanistan, this is the story of two teenagers, one Pashtun and one Hazara, who must fight against their culture, their tradition, their families, and the Taliban to stay together. Told in three rotating perspectives - the two teens and another boy in the village who turns them in to the local Taliban - this novel depicts both the violent realities of living in Afghanistan, as well as the beauty of the land and the cultures there. And it shows that love can bloom in even the darkest of places. This is an absolute must read not just for teens but for anyone who has lived during the time of America's War in Afghanistan.

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Atia Abawi is a foreign news correspondent who was stationed for almost five years in Kabul, Afghanistan. She currently lives in Jerusalem and flies around the globe, reporting for NBC.

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Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from veteran foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America s War in Afghanistan. Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come. * A suspenseful, enlightening, and hopeful love story. Publishers Weekly, starred review Riveting plot, sympathetic characters and straightforward narration studded with vivid, authentic detail: a top choice. - Kirkus review Heartbreaking and heartwarming. - VOYA review. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780142424063

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