Search Results: "Ahmed Aldoori"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A visually polished print debut—with a teaser on the front flap for the app version in place of a blurb. Unsurprisingly, also in development as a film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hypercool paintings featuring alien school kids and elaborately detailed planetscapes juice up this weakly plotted tale of a young tinkerer transported to a galactic academy. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL MYSTERIES by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: April 25, 2012

"A deeply philosophical novel that uses Sufism to examine the nature of humanity and the universe."
A man in search of answers about life and the universe is visited by an otherworldly being in this novel influenced by Sufism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"An intimate, welcome first-person account of a portion of South African history that remains foggy to many American readers."
Anti-apartheid political prisoner Kathrada examines his actions and the aftermath that resulted in 30 years of imprisonment. Read full book review >

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LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A well-crafted plot with interesting revelations about living as a second-generation Muslim-American teen in today's climate. (Fiction. 13-18)"
High school senior Maya Aziz works up the courage to tell her parents that she's gotten into the film school of her dreams in New York City, but their expectations combined with anti-Muslim backlash from a terror attack threaten to derail her dream. Read full book review >

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A BORDER PASSAGE by Leila Ahmed
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A beautiful tale that is a celebration not only of women and the author's native country (with all its flaws), but also of intellectual flowering."
A lucid and luminous evocation of growing up in a whirlpool of cultures and the rewarding struggle of sorting it all out. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENCE OF MAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"A confusing, advanced guide for those interested in an esoteric interpretation of Islam."
A mystical interpretation of the Quran and the nature of Islam. Read full book review >

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DARK MATTER by S.W. Ahmed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"In need of some editorial cuts, but a sci-fi debut that shows great potential."
A failed experiment catapults a Cornell graduate student into an intergalactic war and a quest of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 2011

"A spirited cry for religious unity."
In a world filled with religious war and sectarian strife, Yousef sounds Rodney King's famous cry: Can't we all get along? Read full book review >

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THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"An arresting, sumptuous and thoroughly satisfying debut."
Distinctive Middle Eastern fantasy from newcomer Ahmed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Rashid's concluding advice, although reasonable, requires too many leaders to come to their senses, but readers will welcome this insider's lucid, expert account of a disaster in the making."
In this grim but insightful sequel to Descent into Chaos (2008), veteran Pakistani journalist Rashid's outlook is perfectly expressed by the title of that earlier overview. Read full book review >

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LUNEN by Ahmed Al-Sheikh
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"An action-based fantasy full of imaginative, albeit emotionally flat, characters with extraordinary powers."
Winnie Winters is whisked off to another world where her new friend, Lunen, is honing his warrior skills for a battle with the Masked Emperor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A big-hearted examination of the extreme contradictions in a society very different—yet not so different—from our own."
A female doctor provides a uniquely revealing look at the hidden world of Saudi Arabian women. Read full book review >