Sparks Like Stars

Sparks Like Stars
Publisher HarperCollins
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780063008304
Rating 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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“A fascinating epic tale.”—The New York Post An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, The House Without Windows, and When the Moon Is Low. Kabul, 1978: The daughter of a prominent family, Sitara Zamani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan’s thriving cosmopolitan capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, Afghanistan’s progressive president, and Sitara’s beloved father, his right-hand man. But the ten-year-old Sitara’s world is shattered when communists stage a coup, assassinating the president and Sitara’s entire family. Only she survives. Smuggled out of the palace by a guard named Shair, Sitara finds her way to the home of a female American diplomat, who adopts her and raises her in America. In her new country, Sitara takes on a new name—Aryana Shepherd—and throws herself into her studies, eventually becoming a renowned surgeon. A survivor, Aryana has refused to look back, choosing instead to bury the trauma and devastating loss she endured. New York, 2008: Forty years after that fatal night in Kabul, Aryana’s world is rocked again when an elderly patient appears in her examination room—a man she never expected to see again. It is Shair, the soldier who saved her, yet may have murdered her entire family. Seeing him awakens Aryana’s fury and desire for answers—and, perhaps, revenge. Realizing that she cannot go on without finding the truth, Aryana embarks on a quest that takes her back to Kabul—a battleground between the corrupt government and the fundamentalist Taliban—and through shadowy memories of the world she loved and lost. Bold, illuminating, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Sparks Like Stars is a story of home—of America and Afghanistan, tragedy and survival, reinvention and remembrance, told in Nadia Hashimi’s singular voice.

Sparks Like Stars
  • Author : Nadia Hashimi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02

“A fascinating epic tale.”—The New York Post An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, The House Without Windows,

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Sparks Like Stars
  • Author : Nadia Hashimi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021

"Suspenseful...emotionally compelling. I found myself eagerly following in a way I hadn't remembered for a long time, impatient for the next twist and turn of the story."--NPR An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives

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When the Moon Is Low
  • Author : Nadia Hashimi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-07-21

Mahmoud's passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy, middle-class world—a life of education, work, and comfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war, and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmoud, a civil engineer, becomes a target of

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The Sky at Our Feet
  • Author : Nadia Hashimi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06

This #ownvoices novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported. For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by 7s. Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United

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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell
  • Author : Nadia Hashimi
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06

Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima

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The Best of Me  Movie Tie In Enhanced Ebook
  • Author : Nicholas Sparks
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-20

WITH FEATURETTES FROM NICHOLAS SPARKS AND THE MOVIE CAST, DELETED SCENES, MUSIC VIDEO, AND MORE! IN THEATERS OCTOBER 17, 2014! Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, and Liana Liberator "Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the

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One Half from the East
  • Author : Nadia Hashimi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06

Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi’s first novel for young readers is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh—a preteen girl dressed as a boy. Obayda’s family is in need

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Written in the Stars
  • Author : Alexandria Bellefleur
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10

"I was hooked from the very first page!” – Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze "This book is a delight." – New York Times Book Review Featured on Shondaland, Oprah Mag, Bustle, The New York Times Book Review, Buzzfeed, POPSUGAR, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, NPR, Culturess, Vulture,

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Hungry Heart
  • Author : Jennifer Weiner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06

"Generous and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and columnist comes a "fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave" (Cheryl Strayed) collection of heartwarming personal essays "as wonderful as her fiction" (Mindy

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Safe Haven
  • Author : Nicholas Sparks
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14

In a small North Carolina town, a mysterious and beautiful woman running from her past slowly falls for a kind-hearted store owner . . . until dark secrets begin to threaten her new life. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival

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The People of Sparks
  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 2005

Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks.

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Quest for the Spark
  • Author : Tom Sniegoski,Jeff Smith
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011

Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior priest Randolf, and forest woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

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A Spark of White Fire
  • Author : Sangu Mandanna
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11

Named one of the best 25 space opera books by BookRiot! The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return

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Three Weeks with My Brother
  • Author : Nicholas Sparks,Micah Sparks
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-04-05

In this New York Times bestseller, follow the author of The Notebook as he travels the world with his brother learning about faith, loss, connection, and hope. As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers

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The Giver of Stars
  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking

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