Love in a Torn Land, Joanna of Kurdistan: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeanceby Jean Sasson
In this incredible true love story, bestselling author Jean Sasson shares Joanna al-Askari's personal journey of fear and fortitude through a Baghdad childhood and life as a Kurdish freedom fighter during the Iran-Iraq War. Inspiring and unforgettable, Love in a Torn Land shares Joanna's passionate and unflagging determination to survive and fight—for love, life, and the freedom of her beloved Kurdistan.
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Meet the Author
JEAN SASSON, a writer and lecturer, is the author of seven books, five of which are international bestsellers; two of them, Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia and The Rape of Kuwait, are New York Times bestsellers. She has appeared on Oprah, the Today show, 48 Hours, CNN, and NPR. She is currently living in the Middle East.
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This book was captivating, educational, and highly emotional, all rolled into one. If you are interested in the history of Kurdish Iraq and love biographies BUY THIS BOOK! I stayed up until 3 am reading this book for several nights b/c I couldn't bear to go to bed and stop reading.
Love in a Torn Land is a mesmerizing book that one would not put down until he/she has read it from cover to cover. Ms. Sasson's magic in vividly depicting Joanna's experiences places you in her shoes: suffer when she and her family suffer, laugh and love with her, be passionate of the plight of her people. Suddenly, you are her! The cover picture of Joanna shows off her exotic beauty. I am glad the publisher used her photograph.
this book is unbelievable. its so hard to think this is true.....and most of the time i was trying to convince myself it was fiction because the truth is often very hard to take in.i reccomend it to women and teenage girls. i am fifteen and my parents were sceptical about me reading it but now they see the benifit and impact it had on the way i see life. a truley captivating read!
Love in a Torn Land is the biography of Joanna, a Kurdish lady who defied the odds and lived to tell about it. This is such an interesting book by Jean Sasson. It is a story of war, violence, betrayal and love. The book also goes into wonderful detail about the Iran-Iraq war and how the Kurdish people were savagely treated. There are many interesting and educational details included in this wonderful book. Joanna's story is very motivational because she truly fought for what she believed in. She is such a strong and inspirational lady. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in the Kurdish people or to anyone that enjoys fast-moving true stories and biographies.
The courage and strength displayed in this book is amazing. So hard to believe what these people go through to have a small bit of freedom.