Search Results: "Fatima Sharafeddine"


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THE SERVANT by Fatima Sharafeddine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Fans of literary and historical fiction will be drawn to this rich portrayal of the challenges faced and opportunities forged by brave young women in patriarchal, war-torn Lebanon. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
First published in Arabic in 2010, this is the compelling story of a determined young woman coming of age during the Lebanese civil war in 1987. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING TRAVELS OF IBN BATTUTA by Fatima Sharafeddine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A ho-hum outing next to James Rumford's first-class Traveling Man (2001). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A first-person précis of the journeys taken by the Muslim world's greatest traveler. Read full book review >

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MELITTE by Fatima Shaik
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

A novel set in Louisiana that spans the years 176572, when the colony was changing from French to Spanish rule. Read full book review >

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SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD by Fatima Bhutto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A bleak, disturbing picture of a country of strategic importance to American foreign policy."
A memoir/political history of Pakistan's famous feuding political dynasty, penned by a young family member whose father, grandfather, uncle and aunt all met violent deaths. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Fatima Bhutto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Bhutto (Songs of Blood and Sword, 2011, etc.) has crafted a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people's war games and desperately trying to survive."
Set in the small Pakistani border town of Mir Ali, this novel rotates among the points of view of three brothers, telling stories of past and present violence and building to a fever pitch of terror. Read full book review >

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ISLAMIC MANNERS ACTIVITY BOOK by Fatima D'Oyen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Candy-coated, old-fashioned educational coloring book for a very specific audience. (Activity book. 4-8)"
Coloring pages, connect-the-dot pictures, mazes and educational exercises fill this book that deals with many different topics, including common courtesy, animals and modes of transportation. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA GOES TO BRAZIL by Maria de Fatima Campos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Victoria's Brazilian mum brings her from the United Kingdom to Brazil to meet family and friends. Read full book review >

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ON MARDI GRAS DAY by Fatima Shaik
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Shaik's narrative is deliberately child-centered, offering an insider's view of the day but not quite succeeding in beckoning newcomers to it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It is dawn on a day of street parties, and children are donning minimalist costumes (an underwater mask for a deep-sea diver, a cowboy hat to evoke a cowboy) so that "even those who love us must guess our identities." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"As fundamentalism grows in the Middle East and more women return to the veil, the repressive lifestyle Mernissi depicts may not be just a sad relic of the past but an ominous sign of the future."
Prominent Middle Eastern scholar Mernissi's (Beyond the Veil, not reviewed) childhood memoir should be titled ``The Making of a Muslim Feminist.'' Readers expecting a narrative about a sultan's harem where voluptuous Venuses loll in silk-draped palaces will be disappointed; Mernissi's subject is the domestic harem of her extended family. Read full book review >