ISBN 9780399169922,The Secret Sky : A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan

The Secret Sky : A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan


Atia Abawi


Hay House



Hay House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780399169922

ISBN-10 039916992X


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

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