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Author Karimi, Kooshyar, 1968- author.

Title Leila's secret / Kooshyar Karimi.

Publication Info. Melbourne, Vic. Penguin Random House, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.4209 KARIMI    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.4209 KARIMI    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  305.42 KARIMI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.42 KAR    Check Shelf
Description 281 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "Born in a slum, Kooshyar Karimi transformed himself into an award-winning writer as well as a successful doctor, whose conscience won't let him turn away the unmarried women who beg him to save their lives by ending pregnancies that would see them stoned to death. One of those women is Leila. She yearns to go to university, but her family forbids it. Kooshyar has rescued countless women, but Leila seeks his help for a different reason, one that will haunt him for years afterwards. Leila's Secret shows us everyday life for women in a country where it can be a crime to fall in love. For all its tragedy, this book is paradoxically uplifting, told from the heart of Kooshyar's immense sympathy." --
Subject Karimi, Kooshyar, 1968-
Physicians -- Iran -- Social conditions.
Women -- Iran -- Social conditions.
Pregnant women (Islamic law) -- Iran.
Iran -- Social conditions -- 1997-
Indexed Term Australian
ISBN 9780143783992 (paperback)
0143783998 (paperback)
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