A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl

by Mariane Pearl | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0743244427 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 6/12/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, June 12, 2009
I received this book from Melissa, a BookMoocher from Pennsylvania.

My thoughts about this book:
It was really painful reading this book as I already knew the story of Danny Pearl. His wife Mariane was very brave to share the details of those trying days leading up to Danny's death. I wish a happy life for Mariane and Danny's son who will only have to read through this book to know what a special mom he has and what a special dad he had.

This book left me very uncertain. I got the feeling while reading it that Pakistan must be quite a dangerous country. I felt (kind of as I did when I read Mohsin Hamid's novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) that I would not know for certain whom to trust in that country. Usually I tend to be a very trusting soul. I continue to feel unsettled as, still to this day, American contractor Warren Weinstein, who is local to my own area, is being held in captivity after being kidnapped in Lahore, Pakistan. When will this insanity end?

The end of the book had many notes of support to Mariane. Some were from people I did not know; others were from recognizable names such as Shimon Peres and Laura Bush. It took a while to get through these letters, but it was probably important to include them as they were an uplifting note to an otherwise deeply sad story.


Released 6 yrs ago (4/21/2013 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

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