Search Results: "Mahmoud Dowlatabadi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COLONEL by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A demanding and richly composed book by a novelist who stands apart."
Iranian novelist Dowlatabadi (Missing Soluch, 1979, etc.) re-imagines the life of a fabled Persian patriot against the bloody backdrop of the Islamic Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT PROPHECY by M.B. Mahmoud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2008

"While the writing is in need of polish, the book remains an Egypt tale well worth reading and the series shows potential."
A curse spans four millennia in this debut novel-the first of a series-about Egyptians, modern archeologists and the pyramids. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A sprawling treatise on the existence of God backed with high morals but little factual information."
Five historical figures visit a comatose man and attempt to impart their path to enlightenment in a debut memoir focused on faith. Read full book review >

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REFUGEE by Alan Gratz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Poignant, respectful, and historically accurate while pulsating with emotional turmoil, adventure, and suspense. (maps, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the midst of political turmoil, how do you escape the only country that you've ever known and navigate a new life? Parallel stories of three different middle school-aged refugees—Josef from Nazi Germany in 1938, Isabel from 1994 Cuba, and Mahmoud from 2015 Aleppo—eventually intertwine for maximum impact. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"To do otherwise is to invite unsettling scenarios, each carefully considered. Those seeking either peace or regime change will find provocative arguments here."
Is Iran a nuclear threat? According to Israeli journalist Melman and Iranian-born political analyst Javedanfar, the answer is a resounding yes. Read full book review >