William Morrow



Sparks Like Stars

Nadia Hashimi offers an elegiac tribute to family and civilization—fragile collective entities that should be cherished while they still hold.

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Review of ‘Sparks Like Stars’

In her fourth novel for adults, Nadia Hashimi details a life upended by Afghanistan’s 1978 Saur Revolution.

Ten-year-old Sitara Zamani lives a charmed life among the rose gardens of Kabul’s presidential palace. Her father, as President Daoud Khan’s most trusted adviser, buoys the existing government—and his family—with his steady wisdom. This all changes the night…

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