The Lovers: Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

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Ecco #ad - A riveting, real-life equivalent of the kite runner—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women’s rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan.

Rod nordland, then the kabul bureau chief of the new York Times, and has not only chronicled their plight, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, but has also shepherded them from danger. The lovers will do for women’s rights generally what Malala’s story did for women’s education.

By the time they were young teenagers, shy and tender, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, had fallen in love. Defying their families, cultural conventions, sectarian differences, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia’s large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family’s honor.

The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing #ad - It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, at the same time, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, as no policy book could, the need for change. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of american good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world.

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The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom

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Harper Wave #ad - Told by acclaimed british foreign correspondent christina Lamb, Nujeen is a unique and powerful memoir that gives voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, helping us to understand that the world must change—and offering the inspiration to make that change reality. The grueling sixteen-month odyssey by foot, and bus took her across Turkey and the Mediterranean to Greece, and finally, boat, through Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary, to Germany.

. Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash new york times bestseller i am malala, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, grit, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, the Syrian refugee crisis.

For millions around the globe, sixteen-year-old Nujeen Mustafa embodies the best of the human spirit. Yet, in spite of the tremendous physical hardship she endured, Nujeen's extraordinary optimism never wavered. As she told a bbc reporter, "You should fight to get what you want in this world. Nujeen's positivity and resolve infuses this unforgettable story of one young woman determined to make a better life for herself.

The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom #ad - Refusing to give in to despair or see herself as a passive victim, she kept her head high. Confined to a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and denied formal schooling in Syria because of her illness, Nujeen taught herself English by watching American soap operas. When her small town became the epicenter of the brutal fight between ISIS militants and US-backed Kurdish troops in 2014, she and her family were forced to flee.

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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

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Crown #ad - She’d been left to die in a field on the day she was born, abandoned in the tall brown grass that covers the highlands of Zimbabwe in the dry season. At home in harare, Vita was nursing Chipo back to health. Raised in rural mississippi in the sixties and seventies, Tucker was familiar with the mores associated with and dictated by race.

He witnessed heartbreaking scenes of devastation and violence, steeling him further to take a personal role in helping anywhere he could. Within weeks chipo, the girl-child whose name means gift, would come to mean everything to them. Still an active correspondent, tucker crisscrossed the continent, the civil war in Sierra Leone, filing stories about the uprisings in the Congo, and the postgenocidal conflict in Rwanda.

Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir #ad - At its peak, his antagonizing branded all foreign journalists personae non grata. Soon she and tucker decided to alter their lives forever—they would adopt Chipo. That decision challenged an unspoken social norm—that foreigners should never adopt Zimbabwean children. As if their situation wasn’t tenuous enough, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was stirring up national fervor against foreigners, especially journalists, abroad and at home.

Against a background of war, terrorism, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve. His wife, a savvy black woman whose father escaped the Jim Crow South for a new life in the industrial North, would not be deterred in her resolve to welcome Chipo into their loving family.

For tucker, the declaration was a direct threat to his life and his wife’s safety, the only full-time American correspondent in Zimbabwe, and an ultimatum to their decision to adopt the child who had already become their only daughter.

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Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace

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The Dial Press #ad - Ester goldberg was a rebel from Bialystok, Poland, where virtually the entire Jewish community would be sent to Hitler’s concentration camps. At war’s end, both women found themselves in Moscow. Ruzya solodovnik was a Russian-born intellectual who would become a high-level censor under Stalin’s regime.

Over the years each woman had to find her way in a country that aimed to make every citizen a cog in the wheel of murder and repression. With grace, masha gessen, candor, and meticulous research, one of the most trenchant observers of Russia and its history today, peels back the layers of time to reveal her grandmothers’ lives—and to show that neither story is quite what it seems.

Praise for masha gessen   “One of the most important activists and journalists Russia has known in a generation. David remnick, the new yorker   “Masha Gessen is humbly erudite, deftly unconventional, and courageously honest. Timothy snyder, author of On Tyranny. The new york times book reviewin the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival.

Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace #ad - One became a hero in her children’s and grandchildren’s eyes; the other became a collaborator. In this “extraordinary family memoir, ”* the national Book Award–winning author of The Future Is History reveals the story of her two grandmothers, who defied Fascism and Communism during a time when tyranny reigned.

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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Part three cups of tea, part into thin air, grennan’s remarkable memoir is at once gripping and inspirational, and it carries us deep into an exotic world that most readers know little about. Funny, touching, tragic…. A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land—and one man’s extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.

Neil white, author of in the sanctuary of outcastsLittle Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan’s battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found himself in the process.

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Being Flynn Movie Tie-in Edition Movie Tie-in Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. This "stunningly beautiful memoir" San Francisco Chronicle is now a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. Nick flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston.

Being Flynn Movie Tie-in Edition Movie Tie-in Editions #ad - Being flynn previously published as another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.

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Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

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Crown #ad - Only much later did Roya learn that she was spared a similar fate because her teacher admired her writing. Hakakian relates in the most poignant, and at times painful, ways what life was like for women after the country fell into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists who had declared an insidious war against them, youthful optimist who somehow came up in the world believing that she was different, but we see it all through the eyes of a strong, knowing she was special.

. We stormed every classroom, inscribed our slogans on the blackboard. There, i led my own chorus of words, “pen in hand, with a melody of my own making. And she discovers the craft that would ultimately enable her to find her own voice and become her own person. A wonderfully evocative story, journey from the Land of No reveals an Iran most readers have not encountered and marks the debut of a stunning new talent.

Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran #ad - From the Hardcover edition. Never had mayhem brought more peace. All our lives we had been taught the virtues of behaving, and now we were discovering the importance of misbehaving. At her loneliest, roya discovers the consolations of writing while sitting on the rooftop of her house late at night. We were rebelling because we were not evil, we had not sinned, and we knew nothing of the apocalypse.

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Making Toast: A Family Story

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A painfully beautiful memoir…. Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive. E. Doctorow a revered, novelist, to name but a few journalist, and playwright, Peabody, many times honored George Polk, and Emmy Award winner, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed his life and his family.

Making Toast: A Family Story #ad - Writer ann beattie offers high praise to the acclaimed author of Lapham Rising and Beet for a memoir that is, but so delicately, “written so forthrightly, that you feel you’re a part of this family. ”. L. A book that grew out of his popular december 2008 essay in The New Yorker, Making Toast is a moving account of unexpected loss and recovery in the powerful tradition of About Alice and The Year of Magical Thinking.

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An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

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Penguin Books #ad - An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography #ad - A remarkable account of the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. In an ordinary man, he tells the story of his childhood, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, retraces his accidental path to heroism, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.

As rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, 200 tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, a hotel manager, Rusesabagina, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception.

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The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation

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Image #ad - Peter, an act that nearly brought the papacy to its knees. Celestine v, the pope who retired from the papacy. At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. What led him to make that decision and what happened afterward would be shrouded in mystery for centuries.

The riveting story of Pope St. A stroke of fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church. The pope who quit pulls back the veil of secrecy on this dramatic time in history and showcases a story that involves deadly dealings, apocalyptic maneuverings, and papal intrigue.

The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation #ad - From the Trade Paperback edition. His name was peter morrone, a hermit, a reformer, a saint, depending on whom you talk to, a founder of a religious order, an instigator, a coward, and, a prophet, and possibly the victim of murder. Half a year later, he would be the only pope in history to abdicate the chair of St.

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Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - They had not wanted another mouth to feed. By now it was the beginning of the famine of the 1990s that resulted in more than one million deaths. She is a woman of great emotional depth, courage, and resilience. Happy to serve her country, Jang worked in a factory as a young woman. An extraordinary memoir by a North Korean woman who defied the government to keep her family alive.

Born in the 1970s, lucia jang grew up in a common, rural north Korean household—her parents worked hard, she bowed to a photo of Kim Il-Sung every night, and the family scraped by on rationed rice and a small garden. She was caught and imprisoned twice, pregnant the second time. Driven by starvation—her family’s as well as her own—Jang illegally crossed the river to better-off China to trade goods.

Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom #ad - She managed to convince her family to let her return home, only to have her in-laws and parents sell her son without her knowledge for 300 won and two bars of soap. There, a man she thought was courting her raped her. In a dramatic escape, fled to mongolia under gunfire, she was smuggled with her newborn to China, and finally found refuge in South Korea before eventually settling in Canada.

With so few accounts by north korean women and those from its rural areas, Jang's fascinating memoir helps us understand the lives of those many others who have no way to make their voices known. However, there is nothing common about Jang. Forced to marry him when she found herself pregnant, she continued to be abused by him.

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