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The Night Diary


  • “Veera Hiranandani is a master storyteller. This riveting and important book speaks to the power of love in a world divided by hate and raises questions that still need to be asked seventy years after its events took place. Nisha and her story are a part of me now. My question is how do we make this a ‘community read’ for the whole world?” — James Howe, author of The Misfits
  • * “Believable and heartbreaking…A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • * “This rich, compelling story, which speaks to the turbulence surrounding India’s independence and to the plight of refugees, should be in all libraries.” — School Library Journal, starred review
  • * “The diary format gives her story striking intimacy and immediacy, serving as a window into a fraught historical moment as Nisha grapples with issues of identity and the search for a home that remain quite timely.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Hiranandani’s prose shines in both emotion and simple, rich description…A clear, compelling, and deeply felt historical novel.” — Booklist


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