Search Results: "Leila Aboulela"


BOOK REVIEW

MINARET by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"A low-key, affecting account of one bruised young woman's search for wisdom and solace."
A prize-winning Sudanese writer depicts the appeal of Islam. Read full book review >

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LYRICS ALLEY by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Elegantly written family epic that brings to mind Naguib Mahfouz's The Cairo Trilogy."
A wealthy Muslim family in 1950s Sudan must deal with the challenges—and opportunities—of a changing world. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATOR by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A strikingly poised, cherishable novel."
A consideration of grief and love interrupted. Read full book review >

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THE KINDNESS OF ENEMIES by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A pleasurable and engaging read for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction."
The award-winning author of Lyrics Alley (2011) and The Translator (2006) explores the role of old conflicts in the rise of modern extremism—and in the struggle against it.Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF CAFÉ LEILA by Donia Bijan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Poignant and absorbing, the book explores the pull not only of family, but of the place we first call home."
This lyrical debut novel, an immigrant saga and coming-of-age story, provides a tantalizing look at Iran pre- and post-revolution. Read full book review >

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GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT PLACE FOR TED by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"But never mind—this humorous story with its lovable protagonist is a keeper nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A sweetly illustrated and mostly satisfying picture book about belonging. Read full book review >

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TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Despite occasional predictable or contrived moments, Arden's tale is insightful throughout. (Fiction. 12-18)"
"Recklessly loyal" Arden learns that there is such a thing as too much giving. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2001

"Philip's family history is alarmingly transporting, and her sense of place so rich you can taste it."
An exquisite rendering of a Hudson Valley family farm, as detailed and colored as a Persian miniature, from Philip (English/Colgate Univ.; The Road Through Miyama, 1989). Read full book review >

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HELLO, SUNSHINE by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"An engaging take on the pursuit of creative fulfillment. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A college reject pursues an acting career in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Readers finding this book as pleasant as a day at the beach spent with old friends will hope the trio returns to Pruet next summer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The Silver sisters are back on Cape Cod for another satisfying summer adventure in this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not Summer (2015). Read full book review >

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NANTUCKET RED by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Enjoyable and introspective, this is more than just a summer beach read. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story with a Nantucket backdrop serves up entertainment flavored with a dose of reality. Read full book review >