My Name is Mahtob

Things You Don't Forget

51I3HQQTuYL__SX327_BO1,204,203,200_I’m only a few years older than Mahtob Mahmoody, so I never read her mother’s book, Not Without My Daughter.  However, I remember when the movie based on the book came to theatres and the media coverage of the story.  An American woman married a man from Iran and he took his wife and child back to Iran to visit for two weeks, except he never intended to return.  He kidnapped and imprisoned them, telling his wife she could return to America, but her daughter would stay with him.  She refused to leave without her little girl and found allies in Iran to help her to escape to the Turkish border with her daughter.  This book covers the daughter’s memory of what happened and tells her life story after they returned to the United States.

The two major themes in this book that spoke to me most were the acknowledgement of God’s…

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