Search Results: "Farid al-Din Attar"


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THE CONFERENCE OF BIRDS by Farid al-Din Attar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2012

"Soaring in some aspects, but limited in appeal. (Religious poetry. 8-12)"
This laudable attempt to retell the gist of a 12th-century poem of over 4,000 verses may be of interest to religious educators and parents who want to expose young people to varied spiritual values. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

An elegy for the city that once was ridiculed as the mecca of mellow and is now ridiculed as the capital of free-floating hostility. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Worth skimming only if you are struggling to lose weight and considering gastric bypass surgery."
Beloved TV weatherman Roker (co-author: The Talk Show Murders, 2011, etc.) explains how he went from "morbidly obese" to fit and healthy. Read full book review >

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WALKING HOMELESS by Al Lamanda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2010

"As in his debut (Dunston Falls, 2008), Lamanda provides thrills, chills and a final twist that make this entry stand out."
A homeless man becomes a local hero—at a steep price. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A restrained yet evocative account of life on the front lines."
A GI Everyman fights his way through Italy, France and Germany in these absorbing World War II memoirs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A pleasing book about books, deserving of a home in a bibliophile's stacks."
A cozy history of the pre-megacorporate world of book publishing. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CITY ROOM by Al Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A turbulent period and setting fully realized. Martinez (City of Angles, 1996, etc.) writes compassionately about it all, 'writes with fire and meaning'—to borrow the phrase he uses for his hero."
The Los Angeles Times columnist Pulitzer Prize winner tells a poignant story about the death of a newspaper. Read full book review >

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RUNNING HOMELESS by Al Lamanda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Despite leaving a trail of death, Tibbets is a sympathetic character. Like a flawed Jack Reacher, he provides all the excitement of a first-class thriller."
An amnesiac searches for answers about the people he's executed. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"An impressive and eloquent account of a soldier's life and culture."
An American Army veteran's memoir of his experiences in the European theatre of World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2004

"An enticing backstage pass to the meeting of arguably the two most influential acts in rock history."
The sometimes scattered chronicles of the rock journalist's friendship with a few of the most recognizable music icons in rock and pop history. Read full book review >

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SUNSET by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"The latest from Lamanda (Running Homeless, 2011, etc.) is an exciting thriller filled with tough but sympathetic characters who drag you breathlessly along to the final scene."
A former police officer sunk in the depths of despair is rescued by the mob boss he thinks had his wife killed. Read full book review >