St. Charles District Library

Book Discussion

  • When Oct 02, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
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My Name is Mahtob: daring escape, a life of fear, and the forgiveness that set me free by Mahtob Mahmoody - Two decades ago, Not Without My Daughter (a global phenomenon made into a film starring Sally Field) told of the daring escape of an American mother and her six-year-old child from an abusive and fanatical Iranian husband and father.  Now the daughter tells the whole story, not only of her imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Iran: living in fear of re-abduction, battling reoccurring nightmares and panic attacks, taking on an assumed name, surviving life-threatening illness--all under the menacing shadow of her father.