Search Results: "Farah Morley"


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THE SPIDER AND THE DOVES by Farah Morley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although a little too wordy for younger listeners, this is one of the more attractive books on Islam's origins. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The lowly spider is a strong hero in this traditional story about Muhammad. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS OF MORLEY MANOR by Bruce Coville
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Readers who prefer their monsters lizard-headed or with vampire fangs, snake-haired, hunchbacked or overmuscled, froggish or doggish, need look no further than this over-the-top tale of two human siblings helping a notably motley semi- or non-human cast stave off an alien invasion of Earth. Read full book review >

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COME SUNDAY by Isla Morley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2009

"Intense, unsparing, dark and often downbeat, but distinguished by an impassioned, poetic voice."
South African-born Morley's confident debut explores the intense grief that follows a child's accidental death. Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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LINKS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A searing portrait of one of Africa's worst killing fields, by one of her most distinguished writers."
An exile returning to Mogadiscio discovers he must settle some old scores, in a masterful tale from Somalian expatriate Farah (Maps, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAPS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"One of the best novels out of Africa in some time."
Maps ($23.95; Aug.; 272 pp.; 1-55970-485-3): Originally published in 1986, this is the first installment in Farah's abovementioned trilogy (its concluding volume, Secrets, appeared here alone in 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"Elegant and nimble history of a series of events likely unknown to many readers."
A sprightly social history of the convergence of pro- and anti-slavery agitators in the city of Washington during the explosive summer of 1835. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"Immensely valuable for those who follow the movements of international terrorists—who, by Farah's account, walk among us on all sides."
Opponents of the WTO take note: one of the unintended consequences of globalization is financial freedom for terrorists. Read full book review >

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GIFTS by Nuruddin Farah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

Gifts ($23.95; Aug.; 256 pp.; 1-55970-484-5). Read full book review >

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KNOTS by Nuruddin Farah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This is not one of this important writer's best books; those are still Maps (1999) and Links (2004). But Farah knows his troubled homeland intimately, and everything he writes commands respectful attention."
A woman "young of heart, strong of body, questionable of judgment, and yet unbending in her doggedness to set things in motion" dominates the prizewinning Somali author's ambitious, accusatory tenth novel. Read full book review >