Books by Marilyn Booth

THE PENGUIN'S SONG by Hassan Daoud
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A novel that defies expectations as it summons up the displacement and dehumanization that can come with war."
Daoud's claustrophobic novel hauntingly conveys one family's isolation after being relocated during the Lebanese civil war. Read full book review >
GIRLS OF RIYADH by Rajaa Alsanea
Released: July 9, 2007

"Perfunctory storytelling attracts greater interest because of its unusual origins."
Alsanea's debut, which sparked controversy in her native Saudi Arabia, concerns four wealthy Muslim girlfriends who support each other in the quest for the perfect husband. Read full book review >
THE OPEN DOOR by Latifa al-Zayyat
Released: March 1, 2001

"Oprah's people ought to have a look at this one."
This classic Egyptian novel, first published in 1960, was awarded the first Naguib Mahfouz medal for Literature in 1996. Read full book review >