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

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

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by Jean Sasson
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012229977
Publisher:
Liza Dawson Associates
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
483,481
File size:
962 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.

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For the Love of a Son 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a true story by New York Times bestseller author and acclaimed women's rights and Middle East expert, Jean Sasson. In For the Love of a Son, we learn the true and heartbreaking story of Maryam and her son. The story is so interesting because it shows what happens when a child is savagely stolen away from a parent. Sadly, Maryam had her son kidnapped from her as a very small child by his father. The entire book is about her tragic search for him. Never one to leave any stone unturned, the author, Jean Sasson, also takes us on a fascinating journey describing Maryam's background and family history. I don't want to give the story away, but it is absolutely shocking; a real page turner! I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys true stories.
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