Search Results: "Aliya Atalay"


BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD'S ALLAH by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: May 2, 2012

"Readers interested in learning about the Sufi spiritual philosophy hinted at in Rumi's poetry might profit from this deeply considered study but only after reading the Quran in an accessible English translation."
A contemporary mystical Islamic philosopher offers clarification about common misconceptions of the Islamic concept of God. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAUTY by Aliya Whiteley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A murky delirium of sinuous language and unnerving storytelling that will delight both experienced genre fanatics and literary fiction lovers alike."
Whiteley's latest pits the repression of the patriarchy against the power of the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME by Aliya Whiteley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A strange, unsatisfying debut."
A bunch of oddballs are transformed into customer-service representatives in this quirky first novel from British author Whiteley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLATINUM by Aliya S. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"The men get the short end of the stick, but women looking for a steamy, gossipy beach read will find it right here."
The desperate lives of rappers' wives throw a veteran hip-hop journalist for a loop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF MY IMAAN by Farhana Zia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Omissions aside, Zia's gentle message—that Muslims come from many cultures whose observances differ, while the long shadow of 9/11 hovers over all—is timely and beautifully conveyed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While inviting comparison to Judy Blume's seminal AreYou There God? It's Me, Margaret, this likable tale of an Indian-American girl who fears drawing attention from those hostile toward Muslims focuses on the social consequences of religious identity, rather than faith itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF SPIES by Sorayya Khan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Despite occasional heavy-handedness, Khan's third novel is a complex and moving examination of, among other things, American imperialism through the eyes of a young girl."
A young girl straddles two cultures in 1970s Pakistan. Read full book review >