For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Fay Weldon
"Unforgettable in content, fascinating in detail...a book to move you to tears."
Robert Harris
"A fascinating narrative...devastating."
Betty Mahmoody
"Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart-wrenching."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012229977
  • Publisher: Liza Dawson Associates
  • Publication date: 2/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 105,073
  • File size: 940 KB

Meet the Author

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. http://www.jeansasson.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Very good book.

    I believe everything in the book because it was written by Jean Sasson. It's very hard to think there are people like that in this world. I have read many books from Sasson and enjoy eeveryone of them. I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Heartbreaking!!!

    I love Jean Sasson's books. I have read 4 and will read every thing she has written. I have such mixed feelings........ I can't put them down........ I am in tears one minute and filled with anger, shock and such horror that this happens to women, to people, to human beings. My heart and prayers go out to all these women and their children. I feel so blessed!!!!
    Thank you, Jean; for sharing these sad horriable stories and making the world take notice. Pamisue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Silver

    Great. Continuem

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Stolen boys part 7: COLE/CADEN

    Cole woke up at the sound of a door closeing. <p> He sat up and saw his brother standing there. Tears streaked his face as he stared at cole. Was it tears of joy or pain? Cole pushed away the thought and raced to his brother. Giveing him a hug. "Your alive. Caden your alive.." Caden said nothing and hugged cole back. "She has her cole...she has rosa. Shes alive but....." Cole looked into his brothers eyes. "Where is she?" Caden sniffed. "Down the hall. The very last room. Elisa said that shell d<_>ie if we dont do what she wants." Cole clenched his jaw. <p>"We're escapeing caden. Tonight. Now, heres the plan...."<p> Caden nodded and joined his brother behind the door. As if a cue, Elisa unlocked and opened the door a crack to let the cool air in. She did it for three minutes when the boys were asleep. So caden got the idea to put pillows under the sheets to make them look like humans. The boys sliped out and caden saw Elisa carrying another boy into a room. "We're not alone cole. We gotta hurry." Cole nodded and they raced quietly to rosa's room. Once inside, Caden thought he would explode at what he saw.<p> Rosa was gone.<p> cole had a "what the heck" face on. Caden sighed and tugged on cole's shirt. "Lets head back." As soon as they stepped in, they saw elisa looking at them with a ki<_>ller stare. Caden swollowed. "We're sc<_>rewed. For sure." Cole nodded and Elisa grabed their necks.<p> to be continued..... (thx for the comments ppl. In the end of tested for weakness, only jack(son) mason reba tyler and cole make it. Tyler and mason battle for reba. Mason wins. They (reba and mason) have a son named ethan and are liveing happily. Ethan calls tyler "uncle tyler.")

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