Dr. Nadia Hashimi is a pediatrician, novelist, and a Democratic congressional candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Maryland’s 6th congressional district. Hashimi is the author of three international bestselling novels, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, When the Moon Is Low, and A House Without Windows. The Pearl that Broke Its Shell is an international bestseller and was a 2014 Goodreads finalist in the categories of Debut Author and Fiction. It has been translated into multiple languages, including: French, Italian, Norwegian, German, Turkish and Hungarian. Hashimi has also published two children’s books.