Search Results: "Hanan al-Shaykh"


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I SWEEP THE SUN OFF ROOFTOPS by Hanan al-Shaykh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1998

"Stories, in all, that glow with empathy and intelligence."
In a collection of 17 exquisitely calibrated stories, this noted Lebanese writer (Beirut Blues, 1995, etc.) explores the lives of Arabs living on the cusp of modernity. Read full book review >

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ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS by Hanan al-Shaykh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A lovely book, and a wonderful revisiting of tales that, told once again, are meant to inspire—well, if not piety, at least more humane behavior toward our fellow adventurers."
Elegant, pointed retelling of the classic of medieval Arabian literature by Lebanese novelist and journalist al-Shaykh (The Locust and the Bird, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF ZAHRA by Hanan al-Shaykh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"More than just a novel about the contemporary Middle East."
Arab writer al-Shaykh (Women of Sand and Myrrh, 1992) details a cool, almost clinical journey to the heart of a young woman imprisoned within herself by family deceit—and liberated finally amidst the violence of war-torn Beirut. Read full book review >

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ONLY IN LONDON by Hanan al-Shaykh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Frothier and more fun than this author's typical fiction, but it doesn't dig deep, and doesn't linger in the memory."
In this fifth work of fiction from the Lebanese-born author of, most notably, Women of Sand and Myrrh (1992), four travelers arrive in London from Dubai and pair off in combinations that embody conventional (and, for all their surface oddity, rather predictable) cultural contrasts. Read full book review >

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THE LOCUST AND THE BIRD by Hanan al-Shaykh
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"An unflattering portrait, perhaps exacerbated by an infelicitous translation."
The memoir of Kamila, a Lebanese Muslim woman whose novelist daughter (Only in London, 2001, etc.) takes on the voice of her mother to tell her story. Read full book review >

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WOMEN OF SAND AND MYRRH by Hanan al-Shaykh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A promising debut."
The realities of life in the gilded cage for contemporary Arab women—in the first US publication from Lebanese-born writer al- Shaykh. Read full book review >

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BEIRUT BLUES by Hanan al-Shaykh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Still, lovely measured writing from a voice deserving to be heard."
From Lebanese writer al-Shaykh (The Story of Zahra, 1994, etc.): a finely wrought epistolary novel of lament and loss that mourns the fate of a beloved city. Read full book review >

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My World is Not Like Yours by Hanan Baker
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A work with an appealing concept, but younger readers may need adult input for better comprehension."
An illustrated children's book that aims to open up young readers' eyes to the larger world they live in. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Roker's account will interest readers who previously knew nothing about the Galveston hurricane. However, Isaac's Storm is not out of date and deserves its place as the recommended version."
Today weather anchor Roker (Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle for Good, 2012, etc.) recounts the hurricane that leveled Galveston, Texas, during September 1900, killing an estimated 10,000 people.Read full book review >

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Mrs. Valentine's Revenge by Al Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2015

"Formidable bad guys help retain steady, nail-biting tension for the good guys and for readers."
In Ginsberg's debut thriller, a private detective and a widow become targets of London thugs when looking into the presumedmurder of the woman's husband.Read full book review >

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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS by Al Czarnecki
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A constructive primer on being prepared."
Public-relations professional submits an all-business guide to managing crises. Read full book review >