Sand Queen

Sand Queen

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Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady joined the army to bring honor to her family and democracy to the Middle East. Instead, she finds herself in a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003, guarding a makeshift American prison. There, Kate meets Naema Jassim, an Iraqi medical student whose father and little brother have been detained in the camp.

Kate and Naema promise to help each other, but the war soon strains their intentions. Like any soldier, Kate must face the daily threats of combat duty, but as a woman, she is in equal danger from the predatory men in her unit. Naema suffers bombs, starvation, and the loss of her home and family. As the two women struggle to survive and hold on to the people they love, each comes to have a drastic and unforeseeable effect on the other’s life.

Culled from real life stories of female soldiers and Iraqis, Sand Queen offers a story of hope, courage and struggle fromthe rare perspective of women at war.



Baker & Taylor
Meeting on a remote desert base in Iraq, Private Kate Carlson and Naema, an Iraqi medical student whose father and young brother have been detained in a U.S. prison camp, overcome their disparate backgrounds through the shared trauma of military sexual abuse.

Baker
& Taylor

Meeting on a remote desert base in Iraq, Private Kate Carlson and Naema, an Iraqi medical student whose father and young brother have been detained in a U.S. prison camp, overcome their disparate backgrounds through the shared trauma of military sexual abuse. By the author of The Lonely Soldier.
Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady's vision of bringing honor to her family and democracy to the Middle East is tarnished when she joins the Army only to be assigned to a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003 as a prison guard, but she become acquainted with Naema Jassim, an Iraqi medical student whose father and brother are detainees, and through their parallel struggles to survive and hold tight to the people they love, the young women have a profound affect on each other's lives.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781569479667
Branch Call Number: BEN
Characteristics: 314 p

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Aug 23, 2012

This is an exceptional read. It gives both sides of the Iraq war from an Iraqi and female U.S. soldier's perspective.
Graphic and strong language. It's a must read if you want to understand what is really happening over there.

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