Stolen: escape from Syria
In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history, Louise Monaghan crossed a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old daughter from the father who had callously snatched her from her home in Cyprus. Not knowing what lay ahead, the Irish mother tricked her ex-husband into believing she still loved him and wanted them to live together as a family, purely so that she could see her kidnapped child again.
Once in his homeland, Louise too was held captive, locked inside a run-down house day and night with little food and no hope of being released. Sick from polluted water, severely beaten by her ex-husband and abandoned by the Turkish men paid to rescue her, she took her little girl and made a daring escape.
The journey they made through bomb attacks and sniper fire and across a heavily patrolled mountain range in the dead of night, led by illegal people-smugglers, was a harrowing ordeal. Yet miraculously they both survived, and Stolen is Louise's breathtaking account of events.
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|Grouping Title||stolen escape from syria|
|Grouping Author||monaghan louise|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 16:10:23PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-15 04:57:35AM|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|detailed_location_bemis||Bemis Lower Level|
|display_description||In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history, Louise Monaghan walked across a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old child from the father who had callously snatched her from her home in Cyprus. Fearing for her daughter's future under the oppressive Sharia law, the Irish mother returned to her ex-husband, Mostafa Assad, to bide her time until she could escape with her daughter.|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|subject_facet||Escapes -- Syria|
Mother and child -- Syria
Motherhood -- Syria
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
|title_display||Stolen : escape from Syria|
|title_full||Stolen : escape from Syria / Louise Monaghan with Yvonne Kinsella|
|title_sub||escape from Syria|
Mother and child