Search Results: "Amir Ahmad Nasr"


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MY ISL@M by Amir Ahmad Nasr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A candid, cosmopolitan look at the experience of Islam in the digital age."
Occasionally glib, yet conversational, ultimately endearing account of a Sudanese-born Malaysian youth's reckoning with his inherited Islamic faith through the act of blogging. Read full book review >

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CRAZY LOVE by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A thought-provoking and timely tale, told in an up-to-date, believable voice. (Fiction. 12-16)"
"[W]hen I was your age," Kamiyah's older sister Erika explains in this engaging, well-paced cautionary tale, "…we used to call that kind of love 'crazy love'—becoming obsessed with a relationship." Read full book review >

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Released: March 31, 1989

Tahari (The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution and Holy Terror: The Inside Story of Islamic Terrorism) documents the history of America's relations with Iran from FDR through Irangate. Read full book review >

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UNIMAGINED by Imran Ahmad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A scrupulously well-intentioned look at how Christians and Muslims might live respectfully side by side."
Forthright, wry, entirely enjoyable memoir from a Pakistani-British businessman who grew up amid English Christians and questioned his adherence to Islam. Read full book review >

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THE DISPENSABLE NATION by Vali Nasr
Released: April 23, 2013

"An informed, smoothly argued brief that will surely rattle windows at the White House."
The dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies pens an insider account of the Obama administration's diplomatic fecklessness in the greater Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE CARETAKER by A.X. Ahmad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2013

"Top-notch effort in the first of a promising trilogy."
Ahmad debuts with a fast-paced literary thriller, shifting action from the desolate ice-clad Siachen glacier separating India and Pakistan to the posh environs of Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING FALCON by Jamil Ahmad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Fascinating material that's badly in need of artistic shaping."
These sketches of life in the tribal lands between Pakistan and Afghanistan mark the debut of the 80-year-old Pakistani author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Heartfelt and inspiring."
Winning memoir by a Sufi rock musician determined to encourage harmony between the West and the Muslim world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Much blood has been spilled over the doctrinal dispute between the two factions, a gap that continues to widen. Nasr's book is a helpful footnote to the headlines, now that 'war on America is war on Shi'ism, and war on Shi'ism is war on America.'"
A conflict of civilizations may be raging between Islam and the West, but a sectarian battle within Islam itself could turn out to be the main event. Read full book review >