Search Results: "Ali Shaw"


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THE TREES by Ali Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A big, unclassifiable novel; it's worth the effort to enter a world that is never what it appears."
An ecological sermon, bildungsroman, mystery, fairy tale, and horror story all combined into a novel about an improbable journey. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH GLASS FEET by Ali Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"At its best, this strikingly visual novel shrugs off self-consciousness and a sense of strain to become captivatingly ethereal."
Emotional entanglements on a faraway frozen island are shaped by romance and tragedy in a melancholic yet whimsical British debut. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE MASKS
by Leila Roy

Flannery O’Connor, my favorite author: That’s who I need right now. Flannery would take me away from here and deposit me into her fictitious world crawling with self-righteous saints and larger-than-life misfits. And I’d feel okay there because Flannery took care of things. Justice got served.
Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

Janna Yusuf has had a long-time ...


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PAPER HEARTS  by Ali Novak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"An undemanding, wish-fulfillment romance. (Romance. 14-16)"
Another fluffy romance between a girl and a boy-band member, following The Heartbreakers (2015). Read full book review >

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"A hard-hitting exploration of Iran's dark realities."
Young Iranians cope with political repression, poverty and sexual exploitation in this searing collection of stories. Read full book review >

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PLATO'S ACADEMY AND THE ETERNAL KEY by Ali Gray
Released: April 14, 2014

"A quick overview of complex philosophical subjects, told in an approachable way."
Gray's debut middle-grade novel blends fundamentals of philosophy with time-travel fantasy. Read full book review >

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LIKE by Ali Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Lyrical but elliptical writing that ultimately bleeds the pain and passion out."
In a loosely threaded first novel, Scottish writer Smith luminously evokes the long, dark shadow cast by obsessions born in adolescence. Read full book review >

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ALENTEJO BLUE by Monica Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2006

"The drastic change of scene, though maybe necessary for artistic growth, has left Ali oddly adrift."
The British Ali follows her stunning debut (Brick Lane, 2003) with these linked stories set in a Portuguese village. Read full book review >

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Mirral by Ali AlAttar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"Readers intrigued by moral ambivalence will enjoy this addition to the genre."
A well-conceived blend of fantasy and sci-fi whose numerous characters and complex back story will keep readers on their toes. Read full book review >

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FEAR OF MIRRORS by Tariq Ali
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1998

"Here's the answer."
Historian and novelist Ali (Redemption, 1991, etc.) charts the lives of a family of activists from the days of the Russian Revolution to the post-Wall malaise of our times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Abunimah's proposal requires deep reservoirs of good will and a willingness to forget at least a few injuries. History will determine whether it's a pipe dream, but it deserves the widest discussion."
"What will it take to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians?" asks a Palestinian-American journalist. His answer is a bold proposal indeed. Read full book review >