A Brave Face. Two Cultures, Two Families, and the Iraqi Girl Who Bound Them Together
Marlowe Barbara, Marlowe Teeba Furat
Notify me when back in stock
Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: W Publishing
Publisher Place: Nashville
Publisher Year: 2019
Edition: First Edition
Description: 242 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.
Publishers Description: The inspirational story of a woman who moved mountains to provide medical care for an Iraqi girl badly burned during a roadside attack, Barbara Marlowes determination to fight for her future daughter highlights the way love can reach across both cultures and continents. Barbara Marlowe was in her fifties when she saw the photo that changed her life. It was a photo of four-year-old Teeba Furat Fadhil, whose face, head, and hands had been severely burned during a roadside bombing in the Diyala Province of Iraq when she was just nineteen months old. It was Teebas eyes that captivated Barbara. They were wide, dark, and soulful. They seemed to cry out with a message across continents: Help me. The story of Barbara responding to that call is as inspiring as it is improbable. With a powerful faith and determination, Barbara overcame obstacle after obstacle to bring Teeba to the United States for medical treatments--and to ultimately offer a home. A Brave Face includes material written by Teeba and her Iraqi mother, Dunia, at key moments in their stories. The book also explores the connection forged between Barbara and Dunia over the past decade--a connection that has survived the strife of war and the horrors of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. In the end, this story highlights the power of love to reach across both cultures and continents.