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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Honor Lost by Norma Khouri. I’d always believed that we’d spend our lives together I never dreamed that my time with her would be cut short, or that my life would be a journey down this path, but I realize that she left me with a mission I must find a way to make all Arab women’s silent cries for justice and freedom heard around the world.
Dalia was a young, beautiful Arabian Muslim living with h I’d always believed that we’d spend our lives together 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.
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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.
Norma Khouri’s book is a gift to the memory of her friend. In it she recounts a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy, and also attempts to bring to the world’s attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan — an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their families.
It is a crime that effectively goes unpunished. 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.
Hardcoverpages. Published January lovs by Atria Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions jorma Honor Lostplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 03, Sarah rated it did not like it. This book is just one big fat lie. I’m sorry to see that some people still are so fame hungry that they tell one big lie after another, I’m in no means ever racist, but this evoked my anger so much that I have nroma clarify this: I’m a Forbiidden girl living in Jordan, this kinda stuff happens, but no more than few cases a year, we do not live in constant fear of being kill because we forbiddden, you cannot generalize the whole Jordanian community to be murderous just because some crazy person decides to kill This book is just mhouri big fat lie.
Forbiddsn crazy and I say crazy because in my opinion, any one who decides to kill another human being, no matter the reason, is just someone gone mad and lost his humanity lost it and found the reason to excuse a kill.
I’m saddened that a Jordanian woman, who didn’t spend her live in Jordan, and not even Muslim, tries to attack a world she knows nothing about. We have enough accusations thrown our way every day without given reasons to have more lies encouraging more attacks. This books is in all means nothing close to the truth. And, the author claiming it to be the truth just makes it a piece of trash.
View all 5 comments. Sep 22, Maryam rated it did not like it. For those who don’t know, this book is a literary hoax. Norma insisted on the credibility of her book before it was revealed that it was fake. She published it under the assertion that it is a nonfictional account of her friend although it had inaccurate descriptions of the Jordanian women’s lives and of the Jordanian suburbs and villages, and she wasn’t in Jordan during the time frame of the events of t For those who don’t know, this book is a literary hoax.
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She published it under the assertion that it is a nonfictional account of her friend although it had inaccurate descriptions of the Jordanian women’s lives and of the Jordanian suburbs and villages, and she wasn’t in Jordan during the time frame of the events of the book, she barely even lived in Jordan.
It’s sad how this book preys on the Forbiddrn World’s already existent misconceptions about the Arab World. And it’s sad how there are many fake memoirs out there because it’s very disappointing once you’ve emotionally invested in the characters and then you’ve found out that the author has lied to you. If they’re so desperate to make up a story from their mind then why don’t they write a novel and spare themselves the drama.
View all 6 comments. Ho anche notato che la gente comune non ne parlava volentieri e ho toccato con mano la reticenza delle ragazze ad affrontare l’argomento. May noema, Santina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I loved this book, but after adding it to my books on Good Reads, I learned it was a hoax. I will leave my 4 stars as that’s how I felt about it at the time, but, based on this new information I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The muslim community has enough againist them right now, without having lies passed off as true stories.
Forbidden Love was a very good book because it made me more aware of some of the injustices that are taking place to women around the world especially in Muslim countries. This is also a true story so the message was even more powerful and effective to me. I also liked this reading this book because it showed this close, sisterly friendship between Dalia and Norma. I thought it was touching that they would fofbidden go through extraordinary lengths to do something or protect each other.
Forbidden Lo Forbidden Love was a dorbidden good book because it made me more aware of some of the injustices that are taking place to women around the world especially in Muslim countries. Forbidden Love was an easy book to follow and had a good balance of both suspenseful and calm moments. The only thing that I disliked about the book was that the back of the book was a spoiler. It told how the story was going to end and it took some of the mystery from the plot.
None the less, Forbidden Love opened my eyes to how women are treated in Muslim countries and was a inspiring and dramatic story. I would highly recommend this book to every woman and girl to read. Jan 05, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: This account is not a true memoir, but actually a fiction.
It is a very controversial book in the eyes of most educated Jordanians. Khouri actually grew up in Chicago, not in Jordan. I will be using this book in my thesis about memoirs about honor killings. This novel is not very good. The characters fall flat and it is obvious that the Khouri has an axe to grind with Jordanian society.
I struggled with this unbalanced and preachy portrayal. I could read it in a day, quite easily. It was almost This account is not a true memoir, but actually a fiction. It was almost as if it was written for young adults, not mature educated people. I did not feel it was real or compelling. The most difficult part of the book is when she lists real accounts of women who have been lost in honor killings. Nonetheless, anyone who is interested in this genre should take a look.
Amazon will show you other books of the same variety, or you can keep an eye on what I’m reading! It will be interesting to contrast it with other memoirs. Jun 11, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Honor Lost is a book that still haunts me even though it’s been a couple of years since I read it. It was very well written and quite captivating. It’s a beautiful and devastating true story and it gave me an education every Western woman needs.
I’m still at a loss for what I can do to keep this story from repeating itself in the lives of so many innocent women. I need others to read it so that through education these stories can occur less and less. Feb 20, Viktoriya rated it it was ok.
I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. When I first read it, it was believed to be a true story. Later it became known that the author lied about it.
So, for a fiction, it was a very good story.
Too bad it lost its appeal because of lie. Aug 13, Alli rated it did not like it. Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past.
As I was reading Norma’s book, though, I kept thinking there were some inconsistencies. Additionally, the cultural rules for christi Growing up in Jordan, I was aware of the Honor Killings that have occurred in the past. Additionally, the cultural rules for christian females in Jordan are vastly different from the rule established among Muslim women.
Furthermore, while Muslim women do have to wear a scarf, and may have certain “rules” set as far as interaction with the opposite sex that are not family members, they do not have to wear the full garb, and are still given the freedom to leave the house without a male escort.
In fact, in villages and in Amman, I would often walk with Muslim friends or take taxis with Muslims friends without a male escort.
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The area of Amman where the story was said to take place has also always been considered a more “western” part of the capital, and women are given much more freedom than what was being expressed in the book. So after reading the book, I looked up Norma Khouri. Come to find out, the entire story was norrma hoax.