"My own life in Morocco was comparable to a prison, though of course, my experience cannot be compared to Malika's and her family's."
"It is Moroccan tradition to kiss the hand of those you respect. I wish to touch and kiss the hand of Ms. Oufkir whose story I will share with my half-Moroccan children as they grow."
"I am a 41 year-old, middle-class, married mother of two... I read the newspaper every day and am 'up' on current events... or so I thought. After reading this book, I can't believe my naiveté."
"Having traveled to Morocco just last summer and having visited some of the places mentioned... I can't comprehend the tragedies that occurred in these magnificent places. Memories of my trip are now haunted."