This book sounds really good, I know I will want to read it. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander ----- Original Message ----- From: "Maria Kristic" <maria6289@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 5:39 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Submitted: "Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men" by Souad Hi all, I've just submitted for validation, "Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men" by Souad. It seems that, in the course of opening a few Web sites as new tabs in IE7 to check on some things while filling in the form, I was logged out of the system, even though I originally logged in to access the form, so my name doesn't appear as the user who submitted the book; sorry about that, but I don't really know what to do about it. Also, for some reason, the authors' names appear in the reverse order in which I typed them; I typed "Souad, Marie-Therese Cuny, Judith Armbruster (translator)", but it appears as, "Judith Armbruster (translator), Marie-Therese Cuny, Souad", so if anyone on this list decides to validate, can you please fix this? My email address is also in the Comments section. The synopsis is below: From the book jacket: "The first true account ever published by a victim of an "honor crime," Souad's testimony is a shocking, moving, and harrowing story of cruelty... and incomparable courage. When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her West Bank village, as in so many other villages, sex before marriage is considered a grave dishonor to one's family and is punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of meting out her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he poured gasoline over her and set her on fire In the eyes of their community he was a hero. An execution for a "crime of honor" is a duty, and Souad's brother-in-law had the full support of her parents. Miraculously, she survived, rescued by women of her village, who put out the flames and took her to a local hospital. Horribly burned over ninety percent of her body and still denounced by her family--who strived to "finish the job even as she lay suffering in the clinic-- Souad was able to receive the care she needed only after the intervention of a European aid worker. Now in permanent exile from her homeland, she has decided to tell her story and reveal the barbarity of a practice that continues to this day. More than five thousand honor killings are reported every year; many more go unreported, BURNED ALIVE is both the dramatic, heartbreaking, and inspiring testimony of one young woman's resolve to survive and build a new life--and a call to action to end a heinous tradition. SOUAD now lives in Europe. She is married with three children." Thanks, Maria ________________________________________ Maria Kristic Skype: MariaKristic AIM: MCKristic E-Mail and MSN: <mailto:maria6289@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> maria6289@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Google Talk: <mailto:Maria.Kristic@xxxxxxxxx> Maria.Kristic@xxxxxxxxx Yahoo Messenger: <mailto:mariakristic@xxxxxxxxx> mariakristic@xxxxxxxxx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.10/626 - Release Date: 1/14/2007 8:29 PM To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.