Sunday, August 26, 2012
Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern Day Jordan
We'll be traveling to Jordan to read our next book choice for September 2012: Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern Day Jordan by Norma Khouri.
Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with her family in Amman, Jordan. At the age of twenty-five, she unexpectedly fell in love with Michael, a major in the Royal Army, and a Catholic. For a Muslim woman, any relationship with a Catholic man is forbidden, and Dalia was only too aware that flouting this rule could cost her her life.
But they were deeply in love, and with the help of Dalia's lifelong friend, Norma, with whom she ran a hair salon, they went to extraordinary lengths to meet in secret. Dalia and Michael were only alone on a handful of occasions, and their relationship remained entirely chaste. Although they covered their tracks meticulously, one of Dalia's brothers became suspicious and she was suddenly gripped by the terrifying reality of what might happen to them all.
Shocking and dramatic, "Honor Lost" will strike a chord with women everywhere and is a testimony to the courage and strength of women who are prepared to defy generations ofmale dominance.
We'll be meeting at Blue Danube Coffee House in the Richmond neighborhood on Sunday Sept 23 at 2pm.
October 2012: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
November 2012: In the time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez