Search Results: "Austin Aslan"


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THE GIRL AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Austin Aslan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Exciting and fast-paced entertainment with a thoughtful subtext asking readers to ponder the interconnectedness of life on a fragile planet. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
This sequel to The Islands at the End of the World (2014) finds Leilani reunited with her family on Hawaii's Big Island as humanity slowly adapts to the new, post-apocalyptic normal.Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A suspenseful and engaging series opener made all the more distinctive through its careful realization of setting. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Hope for a promising epilepsy treatment brought Leilani, 16, and Mike, her ecologist father, to Honolulu; when a global catastrophe plunges the world's most isolated metropolitan area into chaos, they're desperate to return to family on the Big Island of Hawaii—it won't be easy. Read full book review >

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PRISM by Austin Bay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1996

"Implausible but readable fantasy for Soldier-of-Fortune fans."
James Bond lives again in a wildly improbable, marginally absurd military thriller that forges high-tech hardware and ESP. Read full book review >

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The Natural Laws Of Human Life by Aslan Dzitiev
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A self-improvement manual that urges readers to access the power that's all around them."
A debut handbook for the guiding principles of human existence. Read full book review >

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What We Set In Motion by Stephanie Austin Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A bit heavy on wish fulfillment, this vivid novel is still a satisfying read."
A South Carolina woman dreams of moving to New York City in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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MYTH by David Austin Mallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Proof that even the mechanics of low-risk investment strategies can be the basis of a thoughtful, dynamic novel."
A courtroom drama that indicts the dominant strategies of the financial planning industry, telling an enjoyable story at the same time. Read full book review >

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NO GOD BUT GOD by Reza Aslan
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Nonetheless, the author offers a rare and lucid vision of early Islam from the inside, capped with a heartening (for many Westerners) contention that modern Muslim radicalism isn't on the rise but actually in its dying throes. (source list) (Nonfiction. YA, adult)"
Aslan reworks his illuminating and readable No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (2006) for a slightly younger audience with mixed success. Read full book review >

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ZEALOT by Reza Aslan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"Why has Christianity taken hold and flourished? This book will give you the answers in the simplest, most straightforward, comprehensible manner."
A well-researched, readable biography of Jesus of Nazareth. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A truly fantastic tale of a heartbreaking saint."
Pitiably misshapen, a mind-reading midget struggles toward transcendent beauty in this lacerating yet lyrical fable set in the bordellos, monasteries and asylums of 19th-century Europe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2005

"An introduction to Islam as evocative as it is provocative."
A lively and accessible introduction to Islam. Read full book review >