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For the Love of a Son

Growing up in Afghanistan, Maryam was a privileged, rebellious and plucky teenager. She witnessed the terrible second-class life that Afghan women had to endure and decided to use her elevated position to bring equality to her country. Tragedy struck when Russia invaded and her dream of a peaceful and united Afghanistan was destroyed. Her public defiance of the Russian invasion meant that she and her family were forced to flee to America to begin a new life. he promise of a fresh start restored Maryam s spirit but her father had other ideas and arranged her marriage to a violent man. Soon her life became no different to that of the women she had tried to save back home. Abused, beaten and sexually assaulted, Maryam s only form of joy was her new baby son. She tries to escape her brutal marriage by running back to her family but her husband finds her and steals their son. He takes him back to Afghanistan and it is eighteen years before she sees him again. s she tries to piece her life back together, Maryam marries a kind Saudi man, moves to Saudi Arabia and gives birth to a second son but nothing fills the hole left by her first son. When America invades Afghanistan in the afterm
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From the bestselling author of the Princess trilogy comes the story of one woman's fight for equality and the search for her son, set against an Afghan and Saudi backdrop.

About the Author

Jean Sasson is the sharp-eyed and compassionate chronicler of women's lives in the Muslim world. Author of the worldwide bestsellers Princess, Daughters of Arabia, Desert Royal, Mayada- Daughter of Iraq, Love in a Torn Land and Growing Up Bin Laden, she lived in Saudi Arabia for twelve years, and has travelled throughout the Middle East for thirty years. She currently makes her home in the Southern United States.

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