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The Night Diary

Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country

It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.      

Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together.     

Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.

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©2018 Veera Hiranandani (P)2018 Listening Library

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  • 20-08-2018

Fantastic

The story itself was fantastic. I had to read it for school. The performance and the voices really brought me closer to the characters. I didn’t like how it really got good halfway through the book and if I was reading this I would have liked it to progress and get excited sooner. Overall I loved the book and you should definitely read this.