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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

Women's Fiction Author Spotlight

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

In Kabul, 2007, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. A century earlier, her great-aunt, Shekiba, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies.

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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell
by Nadia Hashimi

  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • ISBN-10: 0062244752
  • ISBN-13: 9780062244758

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