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The Secret Sky

Atia Abawi

An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from NBC foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America's War in Afghanistan. Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come. Advanced Praise for THE SECRET SKY: "[The Secret Sky is] a tale of the indomitable Afghan spirit of hope and love. Among the many novels set in Afghanistan for young people or for adults, The Secret Sky stands alone. Unputdownable. Unforgettable." -Trent Reedy, author of Words in the Dust "The Secret Sky brilliantly captures the magic and the heartbreak of Afghanistan as only someone rooted in its mystery can....This first novel by a top foreign correspondent has the authenticity of raw journalism and the poetry of a gifted writer. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the contradictions of the Afghan soul." -Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and anchor of Andrea Mitchell Reports "A riveting tale written from the heart....This powerful love story will leave you angry at injustice, and awed by courage. It shocks and inspires." -Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent, BBC "The Secret Sky is an amazing combination of utterly searing and beautifully romantic. It was like reading The Kite Runner-a gripping story that gave insight to this brutal yet magical culture." -Daphne Benedis-Grab, author of The Girl in the Wall

An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from NBC foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America's War in Afghanistan. Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come. Advanced Praise for THE SECRET SKY: "[The Secret Sky is] a tale of the indomitable Afghan spirit of hope and love. Among the many novels set in Afghanistan for young people or for adults, The Secret Sky stands alone. Unputdownable. Unforgettable." -Trent Reedy, author of Words in the Dust "The Secret Sky brilliantly captures the magic and the heartbreak of Afghanistan as only someone rooted in its mystery can....This first novel by a top foreign correspondent has the authenticity of raw journalism and the poetry of a gifted writer. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the contradictions of the Afghan soul." -Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and anchor of Andrea Mitchell Reports "A riveting tale written from the heart....This powerful love story will leave you angry at injustice, and awed by courage. It shocks and inspires." -Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent, BBC "The Secret Sky is an amazing combination of utterly searing and beautifully romantic. It was like reading The Kite Runner-a gripping story that gave insight to this brutal yet magical culture." -Daphne Benedis-Grab, author of The Girl in the Wall
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An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from NBC foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America's War in Afghanistan. Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come. Advanced Praise for THE SECRET SKY: "[The Secret Sky is] a tale of the indomitable Afghan spirit of hope and love. Among the many novels set in Afghanistan for young people or for adults, The Secret Sky stands alone. Unputdownable. Unforgettable." -Trent Reedy, author of Words in the Dust "The Secret Sky brilliantly captures the magic and the heartbreak of Afghanistan as only someone rooted in its mystery can....This first novel by a top foreign correspondent has the authenticity of raw journalism and the poetry of a gifted writer. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the contradictions of the Afghan soul." -Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and anchor of Andrea Mitchell Reports "A riveting tale written from the heart....This powerful love story will leave you angry at injustice, and awed by courage. It shocks and inspires." -Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent, BBC "The Secret Sky is an amazing combination of utterly searing and beautifully romantic. It was like reading The Kite Runner-a gripping story that gave insight to this brutal yet magical culture." -Daphne Benedis-Grab, author of The Girl in the Wall

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ariana Delawari, Assaf Cohen

Length:

7h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:53