My Name Is Mahtob

My Name Is Mahtob

Book - 2015
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The author tells the story of her and her mother's escape from an abusive, fanatical Iranian father when she was six, as well as how she lived her subsequent life under the shadow of fear of her menacing father, and eventually was healed by her faith in God.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780718022105
Branch Call Number: 362.88 M2787M 2015
Characteristics: x, 307 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 16, 2016

What a scary and difficult life this girl has been forced o live and how brave of her to write about it.

This is the autobiography of the little girl whose kidnapping by her Iranian father inspired the book "Not Without My Daughter", written by her mother. There was also a feature film starring Sally Fields about it. The girl is now a woman and has come forward to tell her account and memories of the incident and the life she has fought so hard to repeatedly build every time her father would try to get to her. She has overcome the fear and the obstacles her father kept putting in her life and is now at peace, having forgiven her father for his actions and is now able to honor her Persian ancestry. A wonderful read, though heartbreaking at times. Recommended by Linda

michiemouse Mar 28, 2016

For anyone who wondered what happened to the daughter in "Not Without My Daughter," this is Mahtob's autobiographical account of her life, and how she and her mother had to live with the constant fear of her father. A powerful, heart felt biography.

dairyqueen Mar 23, 2016

Having read the book "Not without my daughter" and watching the movie it was nice to read how Mahtob's life has been since her abduction. She had many challenges but also found peace and happiness.


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