Love in a Torn Land: Joanna of Kurdistan: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance

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Wiley, Mar 5, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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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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User Review  - Mrs.Stansbury - LibraryThing

A touching love story set primarily during the war of freedom for the Kurds in the hills of Northern Iraq. Joanna grows up in Baghdad a life of ease yet still includes fear of bombs, night time raids ... Read full review

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User Review  - abuannie - LibraryThing

My only quibble: Jean Sasson is listed as the author, but it's written in the first-person of Joanna Al-Askari Hussein. Read full review


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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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