Search Results: "Jessica Khoury"


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KALAHARI by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Cultural infelicities aside, a gripping adventure. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Sarah is forced to explore her own boundaries when left not just on her own, but wholly responsible for others. Read full book review >

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VITRO by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Ultimately, a pretty standard mad-scientist thriller. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Sophie's mother works as a scientist on a secret island, so when the girl gets an emergency email, she rushes to join her. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Dripping in magic, strong women, and forbidden love. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A Middle East-inspired fantasy version of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp." Read full book review >

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ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A teen thriller/romance without werewolves, wizards or vampires—utterly refreshing. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A surprising first novel set deep in the Amazonian rainforest. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TEMPLAR by Raymond Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2006

"A mostly implausible first novel."
Keep the code, scratch da Vinci. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF STRANGERS by Elias Khoury
Released: July 1, 1996

The Kingdom Of Strangers ($24.00; paper $16.00; Jul. 1996; 112 pp.; 1-55728-433-4; paper 1-55728-434-2): This mosaic portrayal of its author's native Lebanon besieged by civil war in fact expands into a generalized examination of the chaos and despair suffered by families everywhere during wartime (e.g., in one of its segments that describes the unlikely friendship formed by an Arab and a Jew who meet in a neutral country and are thus uninfluenced by their rival cultures). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury's tale never falters or bores. It's the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book."
Lust for a potent, mind-ripping drug brings only trouble and dead bodies in this fast-paced thriller set primarily in Mexico and Southern California. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"Uninspired."
Khoury's third high-concept thriller (Sanctuary, 2007, etc.) features much ado about an apparition in the Antarctic sky. Is it a sign from God—or maybe not so much? Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLAR SALVATION by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Probably irresistible to faithful Templar fans. But it's too talky, underimagined and much too heavy-gaited for mass conversions among the rest."
From Khoury (The Sign, 2009, etc.), a sluggish sequel to his runaway biblical bestseller, The Last Templar (2005). Read full book review >

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RASPUTIN'S SHADOW by Raymond Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Sure, the main action takes place far from Mother Russia. Still, this is a fast-paced, enjoyable tale."
Khoury's thriller reaches back into history to set up a 21st-century showdown that adds a nice touch of science fiction. Read full book review >

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YALO by Elias Khoury
by Elias Khoury, translated by Peter Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Khoury's unsparing portrayal of a man without a country, a history or even an identity dominates this deceptively intricate novel."
The "confession" of an ingenuous, conflicted foot soldier in Lebanon's recent (1975-90) civil war forms the complex subject of this 2002 novel from that country's internationally acclaimed author (Gate of the Sun, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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GATE OF THE SUN by Elias Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Well received internationally—not least in Israel—Khoury's novel reports events little known outside Palestine, woven into an elaborate but effective structure."
Absorbing epic of the Palestinian people. Read full book review >