Search Results: "Hanan al-Shaykh"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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SCRATCH PROGRAMMING PLAYGROUND by Al  Sweigart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An impressive manual for achieving Scratch programming mastery and creating genuinely entertaining games. (Nonfiction. 8-adult)"
A Scratch guide that goes beyond basic games and into some instructional depth. Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. 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 >