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Betty Lover met the perfect "dark stranger" in a Michigan hospital. Her Iranian therapist, Dr. Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody, became her husband and the father of their daughter, Mahtob. Despite the vicissitudes of the Iran-U.S. hostage crisis, Betty and he flourished until their summer "vacation" in Iran in 1984. The next year and a half were a nightmare. Betty and Mahtob, held hostage by Mahmoody and his family, were subjected to Islamic fundamentalism, Persian nationalistic fanaticism, and a life of squalor. This compelling tale of their terror and escape from Iran is recommended for most libraries. Literary Guild alternate. David P. Snider, Casa Grande P.L., Ariz .
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Spellbinding! (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Readers will cheer...good adventure with a happy ending. (Washington Post Book World)
Intense...compelling reading. (Detroit Free Press)
The movie does not do the book justice. What a great story, could not put the book down.Published 8 months ago by Allan Daschuk
I did not read this yet but I heard only great things about it. As I learned from myself that not only because a few people from a country are bad, all the population is bad, I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cristina Burcus
I have seen the movie twice and read the book at least 3 times. This book is riveting. Betty showed so much strength and determination and suffered much pain and humiliation to get... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Donna
We did this book for my book club last month and it was really hard to find (had to order off Amazon)
Judging by the lame old movie cover on the front of this book I was not... Read more
I have to say that this story was the most compelling and effective read i have ever experienced. At any spare moment i had i spent reading this book. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2007 by Hannah 'Cultural book Worm'
What an amazing book! I couldn't put it down. I just felt I had to read until they were safe.Published on Dec 24 2006 by D. Harding
Ignore the other reviewers who criticise this book as stereotyping Iranians. BM is just telling us her own frightening story, and the book is a compelling page-turner.Published on Aug. 24 2005