The Third Floor is closed through mid-February for upgrades. Items marked "In Storage" are not immediately accessible. Please place a hold and we will retrieve them for you when the floor reopens. Children's and teen items returned during this time will be displayed in the Community Room and available for check out.
A National Best Seller on its First Publication-Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning. Four years later, after a whirlwind, secret courtship with King Hussein, Lisa Halaby became Noor al Hussein, Queen of Jordan. Queen Noor speaks with eloquence and candor of the obstacles she faced as a naive young bride in the royal court. She creates a compelling portrait of her late husband and his lifelong effort to bring peace to his war-torn region, providing a unique perspective of an American in an Arab world. With a new afterword by the author, Leap of Faith is best defined as a powerful love story-the intimate account of a woman who lost her heart to a king, and to his people.