This year for Christmas my daughter-in-law and son gave me a copy of THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi. My daughter-in-law had read the novel in her reading group and fell in love with it.

Set in Afghanistan, THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL portrays the difficult life of women and girls under the rule of the Taliban. From the back cover: “Kabul, 2007: The Taliban rules the streets. With a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely leave the house or attend school.” Told alternately from the point-of-view of Rahima and her great-great grandmother, the author gives us a rare look into life one hundred years ago and life today in Afghanistan.

Many times in this novel, we are swept up into the nearly impossible dreams of the main characters, especially when they were children. To have your name included in our Wednesday, April 12 drawing, tell us something you hoped you could grow up to become when you were a child.
(I wanted to be a cowgirl!)

Happy Reading!

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8 Responses to APRIL 2017 FREE BOOK!

  1. I wanted to be an anthropologist. My elaborate plans were to dig the seven wonders of the world. Namely Egypt, the Mayan ruins, and especially sites in Rome. I imagined myself as a female version, “India(ana) Jones”. Unfortunately I never got the chance to do a doctorate in anthropology but I did get to travel quite a bit! Looking forward to ordering this book even if I don’t win it.

  2. suehar says:

    I love those dreams, Tiffanie Ann. And I love that have come partially true for you in your travels. I love to travel, too!!

  3. Malka Essock says:

    when i was a kid i wanted to grow up to be a dog! (the woofy kind)
    the book looks Good!

  4. Kathlleen Girdlestone says:

    I wanted to be a dancer and go on the Ted Mack Show. I would always dance and sing with all the variety shows.

  5. suehar says:

    I always wished I could dance, too, Kathlleen. But alas, I’m not at all coordinated!!

  6. suehar says:

    It is a great read, Malka! And it would be fun to be a dog if you landed in a loving home. I know our dog has a GOOD life!

  7. E. Reno says:

    Forensic pathologist for the FBI–I read a lot of Patricia Cornwall novels. All the math classes I would have to take changed my mind!

  8. suehar says:

    Math closed a few doors in my face, too, E. Reno!!

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