Search Results: "Idries Shah"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD WOMAN AND THE EAGLE by Idries Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"Given that there is so little available for children from this region, the classic story, packaged in an elegant design, will be a good addition to every collection. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Out of Afghanistan comes this simple Sufi folk story collected by the late, noted Afghan author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH BAD MANNERS by Idries Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"No source note. (Picture book folktale. 6-8)"
This wry but heavily stylized folktale may amuse young readers, but it's not going to convince them of anything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAH by Abbas Milani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A stimulating biography and a thorough examination of the makeup of an entire nation."
An incisive portrait of a deeply riven man and his country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1999

"Perhaps academics will find value in the details of this account; general readers will long for a larger historical perspective."
A frustratingly limited analysis of the rise of Reza Shah, a nationalist who unified modern Iran after years of British control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

100% Commission Brokerage and Death of the Big Box Realty by Aram Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2015

"A concise, informative real estate business handbook."
A real estate broker uses his experience as a guide for others who are interested in starting a high-volume business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN ARABIAN NIGHTS by Tahir Shah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Engaging prose and entertaining stories hampered by a lofty, overly cerebral premise."
An Anglo-Afghan world traveler searches his adopted Moroccan homeland for traditional stories to pass on to his children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANDEMIC by Sonia Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This is not fun reading, but it's necessary—one can only hope that it drives more effective surveillance and rapid response to tomorrow's plagues."
Vibrio cholerae was once a species of marine bacteria attached to some plankton in the coastal wetlands of the Bay of Bengal. In grim detail, science journalist Shah (The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, 2010, etc.) demonstrates how it became the global source of horrendous deaths and how the story of cholera is paradigmatic of how pandemics happen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANCING GIRL by Hasan Shah
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"A multicultural plus."
The first known modern Indian novel, now abridged and translated into English, is a beguiling tale of love and life under the more tolerant British Raj of the 18th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, MIGRANT by Sami Shah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Humor at its most vigorous and unsparing."
A Pakistani-born comic's account of how he sought salvation in stand-up comedy and then found a new home in Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE-PROOF KITCHEN by Saira Shah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Although it follows a conventional makeover format, Shah's readable debut, drawn in part from personal experience, touches deeper, less predictable notes."
Hovering somewhere between chick-lit-ish comedy and heartbreak, this is the tale of a British couple moving, with their first child, born severely disabled, to a run-down farmhouse in a wild corner of France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYTELLER’S DAUGHTER by Saira Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"A powerful memoir and an unforgettable portrait of a land and a people."
Adventure-filled account of an intrepid young British-Afghan woman's search for cultural identity. Read full book review >