Search Results: "Laila Lalami"


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SECRET SON by Laila Lalami
Released: April 21, 2009

"An absorbing tale that, alas, ends too abruptly."
A slum-dweller in Casablanca is briefly elevated into the upper class, then recruited by Islamic terrorists. Read full book review >

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THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT by Laila Lalami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Adding a new spin to a familiar story, Lalami offers an utterly believable, entertainingly told alternative to the historical record. A delight."
Assured, lyrical imagining of the life of one of the first African slaves in the New World—a native, like Lalami (Secret Son, 2009, etc.), of Morocco and, like her, a gifted storyteller.Read full book review >

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HOPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS PURSUITS by Laila Lalami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2005

"Flawed but impressive: This could well be the preamble to an important body of work."
Ambitious debut about a group of young Moroccans looking for jobs and a better life. Read full book review >

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Living Right by Laila Ibrahim
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A heartfelt novel about gay rights and modern Christian faith."
In Ibrahim's (Yellow Crocus, 2014, etc.) straightforward novel, an Evangelical Christian family encounters a challenge to their faith right in their own home. Read full book review >

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THE COMMANDER by Laila Parsons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A remarkably evenhanded biography of an important player in Arab history that doubles as a crucial scholarly reinterpretation of the rise and fall of Arab nationalism."
Biography of the famous early-20th-century Arab nationalist and soldier Fawzi al-Qawuqji (1890-1977). Read full book review >

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ONCE IN A PROMISED LAND by Laila Halaby
Released: Jan. 4, 2007

"Intermittent heavy-handedness and the author's decision to manipulate her characters like chess pieces, without plausible motivation, sabotage an occasionally lyrical story."
In Tucson, the marriage of a Jordanian couple is tested by internal and external pressures. Read full book review >

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MWD by Brian David Johnson
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A nuanced and skillfully composed snapshot of one woman's postwar struggle to live. (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
A gritty, hard-hitting, and honest portrayal of one young woman's difficult journey to putting the pieces of her life back together after serving in the Iraq War. Read full book review >