Synopses & Reviews
When Lisa Najeeb Halaby was 26, her father introduced her to King Hussein of Jordan. Within a year, she became his fourth wife. Born in 1951 to a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa was unsure what her role would be. King Hussein was not only the head of state in Jordan but also considered the spiritual leader of all Muslims. This memoir provides a vital perspective on 30 years of turbulent world history from the Arab point of view: the displacement of over one million Palestinians by the creation of Israel, Hussein's frustrating efforts for peace, and the impact of Saddam Hussein and the Gulf War on Jordan and the royal family. A fascinating and dramatic portrait of a woman who took a great risk in a part of the world where women's roles are narrowly defined.
About the Author
Queen Noor is an international spokesperson for the environment, the banning of landmines, and world peace. She divides her time between the family's houses in Jordan, Washington, D.C., and England. She has four children: two boys and two girls. Her oldest son is the Crown Prince Hamzeh.
Suzanne Toren's television credits include L.A. Law, Ryan's Hope, and As The World Turns. On Broadway, she has appeared in Goodbye Fidel and John Gabriel Borkman. She has recorded over 900 audiobooks.