Search Results: "Hisham D. Aidi"


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REBEL MUSIC by Hisham D. Aidi
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Moving from jazz to the late Moroccan pop star Salim Halali, Aidi's wide-ranging, dense work persuades by its passionate accretion of detail."
A multilayered story of the mobilization of Muslim youth through music rather than militancy. Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN by Hisham Matar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A tender-hearted account, winning in its simplicity, of a childhood infected too soon by the darkness of adults."
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this intriguing debut by a Libyan expatriate spotlights a Libyan family buffeted by a repressive regime. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE by Hisham Matar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A son without closure writes sparingly and brilliantly about what it is to suffer loss without end."
A boy grows into a man in the suffocating vacuum of his father's abrupt and unresolved vanishing. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN by Hisham Matar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A beautifully written, harrowing story of a son's search for his father and how the impact of inexplicable loss can be unrelenting while the strength of family and cultural ties can ultimately sustain."
Novelist Matar (Anatomy of a Disappearance, 2011, etc.) returns to his native Libya in 2012 following a three-decade exile. Read full book review >

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CAKE by D
by D
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"How much of a reading audience there is for this inner-city Weltanschauung is the question."
A novel from D (Got, 2007) about drugs, not baking, set in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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Beyond Compulsion by D. Valencia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2013

"A taut, accomplished novel about two lost souls finding—and destroying—each other."
In Valencia's well-orchestrated erotic thriller, a sexual predator seduces the stepdaughter of a wealthy businessman and sets out to ruin her life. Read full book review >

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GRIMM WOODS by D. Melhoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2015

"The literary equivalent of a slasher movie, one that garners its biggest frights with mere implication."
A demented murderer—inspired by a summer camp's fairy-tale theme—hunts young counselors in this horror outing. Read full book review >

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THE COOK UP by D. Watkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A familiar story to fans of The Wire, but Watkins provides a gritty, vivid first-person document of a desperate demographic."
A memoir of growing up and selling drugs on East Baltimore's bloody corners. Read full book review >

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