Search Results: "Fay Afaf Kanafani"


BOOK REVIEW

NADIA, CAPTIVE OF HOPE by Fay Afaf Kanafani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"A moving narrative that passionately describes one Muslim woman's determination to lead a life of her own choosing."
A candid memoir from a Beirut-born Muslim woman who recounts the drama of her personal life against the backdrop of political violence and upheaval in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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FAY by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2000

"Close to a masterpiece."
The search for love and family has seldom been portrayed with such harsh realism as in this almost literally stunning fourth novel by the highly acclaimed Mississippi author. Read full book review >

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I AM MORGAN LE FAY by Nancy Springer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the reader who would love, but is not quite ready for, The Mists of Avalon, this is magical storytelling, richly inspired and accomplished. (Fiction. YA)"
Another Camelot tale from the author of I Am Mordred brings the character of Morgan le Fay center stage and unfolds a story that is both new and steeped in the traditions of Arthurian legends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Conspiracy theorists will find her notes on the fate of Arafat and his inner circle to be of interest, but otherwise this is pretty thin gruel."
A Lebanese-American woman falls in love with a Palestinian activist, and starry-eyed romance gives way to disappointment, culture clash and a custody battle. Read full book review >

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THE OVERLOOKER by Fay Sampson
Released: April 1, 2013

"Suzie, who usually stars in Sampson's Genealogical Mystery series (Father Unknown, 2011, etc.), yields the limelight to Nick in this weak mystery whose main selling point is its information about Lancashire history."
A father's newfound interest in genealogy poses a danger to his family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"Heresy to some, Vincent's parting words are apt: 'Baseball is an entertainment, an escape. It is moving and dramatic, and for millions of us, it's an important part of our lives. But it is not life itself.'"
Diverting tales from the big league—gifted with a low-key crackle—courtesy of baseball's ultimate inside angle, by former (1989-92) Commissioner Vincent. Read full book review >

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THE BULGARI CONNECTION by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Weldon's not exactly challenging herself here, but she's still one of the sharpest, most entertaining novelists around."
A characteristic blend of social and sexual satire from Weldon (Rhode Island Blues, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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RHODE ISLAND BLUES by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

Our preeminent fictional chronicler of the war between men and women takes a break to report on the state of battles between continents, generations, past and present. Read full book review >

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Weldon's clever comparisons of yesterday's mores to today's spice up this bubbling feminist brew, offering a study of the costs and consequences of the idealistic life that is sharp, funny, and all too true."
Four angry young 1970s women form a feminist publishing house in London only to find their own ambition no less virulent than men's—in Weldon's (Wicked Women, 1997, etc.) wry and witty examination of where feminism went wrong and, occasionally, right. Read full book review >

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POLARIS And Other Stories by Fay Weldon
Released: Aug. 1, 1985

In a sense, this is an extremely representative collection by British feminist/cynic Weldon (see above), for it shows her at her hauntingly subtle best, and sledgehammer worst. Read full book review >

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THE NEW COUNTESS by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Funnier and nastier than the two earlier volumes but still lukewarm and without much fizz."
Weldon (Long Live the King, 2013, etc.) completes her Edwardian trilogy, a lightweight amalgam of Downton Abbey and her own Upstairs Downstairs, as Lord and Lady Dilberne prepare for a visit from King Edward VII. Read full book review >