American mother

Colum McCann with Diane Foley
Book - 2024

"In late 2021, Diane Foley sat at a table across from her son's killer, Alexanda Kotey, a member of the ISIS group known as "The Beatles" who plead guilty to the kidnapping, torture, and murder of her son seven years before. Kotey was about to go serve life imprisonment and this was Diane's chance to talk to the man who had been involved with brutally taking her son's last breath. What would she say to his killer? What would he reveal to her? Might she even be able to summon forgiveness for him? So begins American Mother-- which reads alternately like a thriller, a biography, a mystery, a memoir, and a literary examination of grace. Diane looks back on the early days when Jim was a child and his journey to journalism, and the killing fields of the world where he reports with indefatigable determination and insight on the plight of those caught up in the agonies of war. She guides us through her family history and the difficulties they faced when Jim was captured. And she also charts the tenacity it takes to turn her grief into grace as she seeks to give voice to those who are still being kidnapped and wrongfully detained around the world. Few journeys are more worthy than this and, in this astonishing book, we are all invited to celebrate the lives of those who are never, in the end, gone." --

Saved in:

Holdings -

Central

Barcode Status Material Type CallNumber Availability
37413322074362 In transit New Adult Non-Fiction B FOLEY MCCANN  Place A Hold
Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: McCann, Colum, 1965- (Author), Foley, Diane (Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation) (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Wilkes-Barre, PA : Etruscan Press, 2024.
Edition:First edition.
Subjects:

MARC

LEADER 00000cam a2200000 i 4500
001 949712
008 230421t20242023paua 000 0beng d
005 20240328222252.4
020 |a 9798985882452  |q (hardcover) 
035 |a (OCoLC)1376495119 
040 |a YDX  |b eng  |e rda  |c YDX  |d OCLCO  |d Y$5  |d BRG  |d OCLCO  |d GO6  |d OCLCO  |d GK8  |d CPL  |d OCLCO  |d OQX  |d UAG 
043 |a n-us---  |a a-sy--- 
049 |a UAGA 
082 0 4 |a 306.8743092  |2 23 
082 0 4 |a 956.910423  |2 23/eng/20240306 
092 |a B FOLEY MCCANN 
100 1 |a McCann, Colum,  |d 1965-  |e author. 
245 1 0 |a American mother /  |c Colum McCann with Diane Foley 
250 |a First edition. 
264 1 |a Wilkes-Barre, PA :  |b Etruscan Press,  |c 2024. 
264 4 |c Ã2023 
300 |a 237 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 20 cm 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier 
520 |a "In late 2021, Diane Foley sat at a table across from her son's killer, Alexanda Kotey, a member of the ISIS group known as "The Beatles" who plead guilty to the kidnapping, torture, and murder of her son seven years before. Kotey was about to go serve life imprisonment and this was Diane's chance to talk to the man who had been involved with brutally taking her son's last breath. What would she say to his killer? What would he reveal to her? Might she even be able to summon forgiveness for him? So begins American Mother-- which reads alternately like a thriller, a biography, a mystery, a memoir, and a literary examination of grace. Diane looks back on the early days when Jim was a child and his journey to journalism, and the killing fields of the world where he reports with indefatigable determination and insight on the plight of those caught up in the agonies of war. She guides us through her family history and the difficulties they faced when Jim was captured. And she also charts the tenacity it takes to turn her grief into grace as she seeks to give voice to those who are still being kidnapped and wrongfully detained around the world. Few journeys are more worthy than this and, in this astonishing book, we are all invited to celebrate the lives of those who are never, in the end, gone." --  |c Amazon.com. 
600 1 0 |a Foley, Diane  |c (Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation) 
650 0 |a Mothers of war casualties  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Mothers of murder victims  |z United States  |v Biography. 
600 1 0 |a Foley, James,  |d 1973-2014  |x Death and burial. 
650 0 |a Hostages  |z Syria  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a War correspondents  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Journalists  |z United States  |v Biography. 
600 1 0 |a Kotey, Alexande  |x Trials, litigation, etc. 
650 0 |a War casualties  |z Syria  |v Case studies. 
650 0 |a Forgiveness. 
650 0 |a Empathy. 
651 0 |a Syria  |x History  |y Civil War, 2011-  |v Biography. 
655 7 |a Biographies.  |2 lcgft 
700 1 |a Foley, Diane  |c (Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation),  |e author. 
938 |a YBP Library Services  |b YANK  |n 19765777 
938 |a Brodart  |b BROD  |n 134352114 
994 |a C0  |b UAG 
999 f f |s a82ef522-7382-4e86-ab7a-a3b691f87437  |i 9b3c5c87-fc36-4aa9-9da4-dc12a9f702dc  |t 0 
952 f f |p Standard Circulation  |a City of Spokane  |b Spokane Public Library  |c Branches  |d Central  |t 0  |e B FOLEY MCCANN  |i New Adult Non-Fiction  |m 37413322074362