From the New York Times bestselling author of PRINCESS: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, comes the heartbreaking story of one woman's quest for her stolen child. As a little girl in Afghanistan, Maryam fought for equality and defied the second-class standing of women by pretending to be a boy. When her feisty spirit nearly cost her life, after a public act of rebellion against the invasion of Russia, Maryam is forced to flee to America. But her fresh start at life is short-lived as her arranged marriage to a violent Afghan leaves her with only one joy--the birth of her son. When she attempts to escape her brutal marriage, her husband steals their son away and takes him back to Afghanistan, a land torn by civil war and Taliban oppression. What follows is the stirring true story of one mother's struggle for justice, as she fights to be reunited with her son.
With more than 8 million of her books sold worldwide, Jean is the voice of oppressed women in the Muslim world. She lived in Saudi Arabia for twelve years and traveled throughout the Middle East for thirty years. Her other titles include THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, PRINCESS: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, MAYADA: DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, LOVE IN A TORN LAND, DAUGHTERS OF ARABIA, and GROWING UP BIN LADEN.
"Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart-wrenching." -Betty Mahmoody
Praise for Jean Sasson's books:
"Unforgettable in content, fascinating in detail...a book to move you to tears." -Fay Weldon
"A fascinating narrative...devastating." -Robert Harris, Sunday Times
"Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad." -People
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Published December 8, 2010
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