Search Results: "Amal Naj"


BOOK REVIEW

PEPPERS by Amal Naj
NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 1992

"Still, an agreeable assemblage of lore and field reportage."
Naj, a Wall Street Journal writer born and raised in Bengal, travels in Central and South America and the US Southwest in pursuit of pepper specialists and special peppers—all of the hot, capsaicin-endowed varieties known to most of us as chiles. Read full book review >

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AMAL AND THE LETTER FROM THE KING by Rabindranath Tagore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

``Men of learning always stay inside,'' says housebound Amal's uncle, hoping to persuade the child that the illness preventing him from playing outside will someday be an advantage. Read full book review >

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Paris by Amal Kharbichi
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"Insider travel information from an erudite author."
A guide to traveling in Paris by a debut author and self-proclaimed "citizen of the world." Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE LAKES by Amal Chatterjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1999

"One of those rare novels where more would be better than less."
A first novel by a Sri Lankan-born, Indian-educated writer now living in Scotland begins with much promise, but loses steam as obvious, plot-driven events rush an abrupt resolution. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"An educational, entertaining, poetic adventure."
A tale of innocence, loyalty and trust—a young girl goes on a magical quest to free her mythical friend. Read full book review >

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MORNINGS IN JENIN by Susan Abulhawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A potent debut."
Audacious, no-holds-barred account of a Palestinian family's suffering during 60 years of Israeli occupation. Read full book review >