Search Results: "Leila Aboulela"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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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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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 >

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CINDERS & SAPPHIRES by Leila Rasheed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Breathless readers will look forward to the next sudsy chapter in this planned series. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A thoroughly satisfying romp for Downton Abbey fans. 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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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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RAPUNZEL AND THE LOST LAGOON by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fun and lighthearted read with familiar characters. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Rapunzel and Eugene return with a new adventure filled with friendship, mystery, and teachable moments. Read full book review >

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TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE by Leila Cobo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A soapy melodrama with poetic aspirations."
In this indulgent romantic debut, half-American, half Colombian Gabriella discovers she and her mother share a taste for forbidden men. Read full book review >

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A JOURNEY WITH ELSA CLOUD by Leila Hadley
Released: May 15, 1997

"All of this, including her therapist's Jungian admonitions, are connected in some way; but even as the reader sometimes wishes Hadley's writings were less fevered, one must admire her honesty and industriousness in producing a rather monumental work. (Author tour)"
In a weighty account, kitchen sink included, a proper, upper- class mother visits her estranged daughter in India and during their perambulations through the countryside achieve a better, if not complete, appreciation for each other's viewpoint. Read full book review >

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MATH ON TRIAL by Leila Schneps
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"Required reading for aspiring lawyers, but also intrinsically fascinating in its depiction of the frailty of human judgments."
Chronicles of miscarriages of justice due to the misuse of statistics, combined with blow-by-blow accounts of criminal trials. Read full book review >