Soheir Khashoggi Mosaic

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Mosaic

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Set against the bustling backdrop of New York City and the exotic splendour of Jordan, Mosaic is a story of love and betrayal, of a clash of cultures and traditions - and one woman's struggle to recapture her life. Like many working mothers, Dina Ahmed has become adept at juggling her family life with her work commitments. The owner of Mosaic, the thriving floral design business she has worked hard to establish, Dina has been blessed with success, beauty and, most importantly, a happy family. But one fateful day she returns to her lavish Upper East Side home to discover that her six-year-old twins have vanished - and very suddenly, her once comfortable life is turned upside down. It is only after many desperate phone calls - and anxious hours spent piecing the puzzle together - that Dina is forced to accept the terrible truth: her husband, Karim, has snatched the twins and has returned to Jordon with them to begin a new life. Distraught but determined to fight for her children, Dina turns to her friends, Emmeline and Sarah - and to John Constantine, the one man she must learn to trust if she can ever hope to rebuild her shattered life. -Set against the bustling backdrop of New York City and the exotic splendour of Jordan, Mosaic is a story of love and betrayal, of a clash of cultures and traditions - and one woman's struggle to recapture her life. Like many working mothers, Dina Ahmed has become adept at juggling her family life with her work commitments. The owner of Mosaic, the thriving floral design business she has worked hard to establish, Dina has been blessed with success, beauty and, most importantly, a happy family. But one fateful day she returns to her lavish Upper East Side home to discover that her six-year-old twins have vanished - and very suddenly, her once comfortable life is turned upside down. It is only after many desperate phone calls - and anxious hours spent piecing the puzzle together - that Dina is forced to accept the terrible truth: her husband, Karim, has snatched the twins and has returned to Jordan with them to begin a new life. Distraught but determined to fight for her children, Dina turns to her friends, Emmeline and Sarah - and to John Constantine, the one man she must learn to trust if she can ever hope to rebuild her shattered life.

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About the Author:

Soheir Khashoggi was born in Alexandria, Egypt. A member of one of Saudi's most prominent families, she has used her influence to highlight the plight of women across the Arab world. She has participated in conferences worldwide and was a speaker at the international Women's World Forum Against Violence, an organization founded by Queen Sofia of Spain. Her acclaimed first novel, Mirage, was published in 1996 and was followed by Nadia's Song in 1999. Her latest novel, Mosaic is also published by Bantam Books. She has four daughters and lives in New York City.

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"Khashoggi blends a family drama's thoughtfulness with a thriller's tension in this fast-paced novel. . . . Khashoggi's taut storytelling keeps the suspense high throughout, and the plot twists are both surprising and realistic, as the author wisely avoids both thriller clichés and post-9/11 politics to engineer a series of believable, thought-provoking compromises."--Publishers Weekly

"Khashoggi spins another page-turning tale with a topical theme: an Arab father kidnaps his American children because he disapproves of the American way of life. . . . A delicate subject sensitively explored."--Kirkus Reviews

"Mosaic is a compelling story of love, loss, friendship, and strength . . . it weaves together diverse cultures and illuminates the different roles of men and women from the East and West. . . . A moving story that captures the heart."---Stanley Pottinger, bestselling novel of The Fourth Procedure

"Imagine coming home to find your children gone---and finally having to acknowledge that your husband has taken them to his home country, a place where getting them back will be difficult, if not impossible. Who wouldn't, in that situation, hire an undercover agent to snatch them back? Exciting stuff."---Woman's Book of the Week (UK) on Mosaic

"Khashoggi is a natural-born storyteller who quickly engages her reader in a tale that is stylish, suspenseful, and entertaining."---Booklist (starred review) on Mirage

"Like a modern Scheherazade, Khashoggi spins an irresistible tale of romance and heart-pounding drama in that rarest of fictions---an intelligent page-turner."---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Mirage

"A truly compelling novel that boldly illuminates the different roles men and women play in the Middle East versus the West. Her characters act as windows to two sharply contrasted cultures, bringing them to life as only someone who has lived and felt them deeply could."---John Gray, author of the bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus on Mirage

"Lively, provocative, and thought-provoking."---Jean Sasson, author of Mayada, Daughter of Iraq and Princess on Mirage

"A spell-binding story of one woman's struggle to escape the gilded cage of the Middle Eastern aristocracy...I inhaled it!"---Cindy Adams, syndicated columnist on Mirage


"Blends a family drama''s thoughtfulness with a thriller''s tension in this fast-paced novel. . . . The plot twists are both surprising and realistic." (Publishers Weekly )

"Khashoggi spins another page-turning tale with a topical theme. . . . A delicate subject sensitively explored." (Kirkus Reviews )

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