Search Results: "Asim Abraham"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 24, 2012

"Warmly and honestly written but sloppily edited and of limited scope."
A coming-of-age memoir about a young man caught between two very different cultures. Read full book review >

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ONLY THE STRONG by Jabari Asim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"You will rarely find a historical novel that's as panoramic yet also as lean, mean, and moving as this."
An epic saga of 1970s African-American life in a Midwestern city is neatly, deftly, and evocatively compressed into three tales with overlapping characters—and destinies. Read full book review >

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BEYOND DEFAULT HUMAN BEHAVIORS by Asim Abbasi
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"The “great clockmaker” goes digital."
A database programmer's formula for leading an efficient and righteous life. Read full book review >

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DADDY GOES TO WORK by Jabari Asim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Read the pictures and skip the words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An urban father takes his young daughter to work. Read full book review >

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PREACHING TO THE CHICKENS by Jabari Asim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"After absorbing this must-read bit of personal history about John Lewis, young readers will never see this serious-faced congressman in quite the same way. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A glimpse into the childhood whimsy of an important African-American congressman who has become famous for his words. Read full book review >

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Confidential Informant  by Doug Abraham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2015

"Not without its flaws, but dramatic cases and a delightfully peculiar protagonist give the novel great potential."
In Abraham's debut thriller, a lawyer's decision to take on the DEA despite unmitigated threats has consequences both good and bad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Highly accessible history, full of illuminating asides on such things as the world's most famous diamond, the perils of eating too much saffron, and the cupidity of medieval mullahs."
A thoroughgoing study of India's golden age, questioning the utility of golden ages and warning that tradition, "however glorious, is what a people have to grow out of." Read full book review >

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A MIND FOR LIFE by Mark Abraham
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"A genuinely written and impressive self-help debut.
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Abraham's debut offers insight and practical tools to help individuals reprogram ingrained behaviors that lead them away from the happiness and well-being they desire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2016

"A highly readable reminder to Christians about where their true priorities should lie."
A handbook for devout Christians invokes diverse pop-culture references. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2008

"An astonishing tale of aborted justice."
Heart-rending, longtime-coming defense of his record by a Chicago detective who paid dearly for blowing the whistle on JFK's Secret Service. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Verghese, who has written for the New Yorker and other publications, offers a powerful testimony to the courage of those who live and die with AIDS and of those who care for them. (Book- of-the-Month Club alternate selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A grim reproof to all who want to deny that AIDS has arrived in America's heartland. Read full book review >