A Rope and a Prayer

It is only a coincidence that I’m reading two consecutive books about men who were held in captivity during a war (see Unbroken). I have had A Rope and a Prayer on my radar screen since it was published last year. You may recall hearing about the New York Times journalist, David Rohde, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban fighters. For negotiation purposes, the family and the newspaper decided to keep his ordeal a secret. Seven months later, David managed to escape unharmed from his captors. He had been taken to a Taliban compound in Pakistan.

The book is co-authored by his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, who had just started working at Cosmopolitan as a photo editor when the kidnapping occurred. David, from Pakistan, and Kristen, from the United States, provide the details of their seven months of uncertainty.

And here is an unexpected bonus–tonight, David Rohde will be discussing his story at the PAC. David is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy and he spoke with the students this afternoon. My daughter said his story is very impressive. I’m sure this isn’t a regular stop on his book tour!

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty (KezarRealty.com) and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit www.KezarRealty.com for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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