Sparks Like Stars [Book Review] #ThrowbackThursday #HistoricalFiction #Afghanistan #BookBlogger #BookTwitter #5StarRead

Sparks Like Stars is a page-turning and suspenseful story of escape from Afghanistan in 1978.

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi (cover) Image: gold and white text on a black background)

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Survival, Afghanistan, Asian-American Literature

Welcome to #ThrowBackThursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of a backlist title. Today, I’m sharing a compelling and pageturning histfic, Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi.

I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #ThrowbackThursday.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

My Summary:

Nadia Hashimi, the author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, tells the story of Sitara Zamani who lives a privileged life in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1978. Sitara’s father works for the progressive president and the children from the two families play together. When Sitara is ten years old, the communists stage a coup and Sitara is the only survivor. She is smuggled out of the palace by a sympathetic guard and into the home of an American diplomat. Years later while working as a successful surgeon in America, Sitara (now known as Aryana) is confronted with her past which causes her to ask questions and awakens strong feelings of anger and revenge.

Historical fiction with a side of suspense…

Continue here for my full review of Sparks Like Stars…


Do you love historical fiction with a side of suspense?
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  2. I’ve not read The Peal That Broke It’s Shell, but I loved this one. I will have to see if I have a copy and I loved Sparke Like Stars. Another great choice for a throwback, Carol. This is a book that I don’t think received enough love.

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