Search Results: "Maryam Schonbeck"


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MY HERESY by Maryam Schonbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2011

"For readers who can swallow their repulsion at the idea of incest, this is a romantic, thoughtful read that could make them reconsider the meaning of love."
First-time author Schonbeck offers a romance tale based around a great taboo. Read full book review >

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"A warmly inviting book, but the heroine's rebelliousness suggests there's more to the story."
In Iran, a young Muslim girl forms a strong, affectionate bond with a Jewish family, as recounted in this illustrated children's book based on the author's life. Read full book review >

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The Street of Good Fortune by Maryam Manteghi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2014

"Manteghi weaves together her diverse international life experiences to create an insightful, lively self-portrait."
In Manteghi's memoir, she reflects with compassion and humor on her year spent as a 34-year-old battling breast cancer, interspersing memories of her childhood as an Iranian in Canada and her pre-cancer years in Bosnia. Read full book review >

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WHEN WINGS EXPAND by Mehded Maryam Sinclair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"There are so few children's books featuring sympathetic Muslim characters that it's impossible to discount this one, but it's pretty pallid stuff. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old Canadian Muslim girl chronicles the death of her terminally ill mother and her slow healing. Read full book review >

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STONE SOUP WITH MATZOH BALLS by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The missing ingredient for this conventional retelling is the characteristic foolishness of a Chelm-centered story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classic European fable goes to Chelm for Passover. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILDERNESS by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though the focus too often shifts from Maryam's quest to differentiating good white people from bad, ultimately this dystopia will please fans of the genre and leave them awaiting Maryam's trilogy-ending heroics. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 13-16)"
Volume 2 of any post-apocalyptic series is the epic journey from frying pan to fire, and Maryam's harrowing adventure delivers. Read full book review >

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DIGGING TO AMERICA by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"Vintage Tyler, with enough fresh, new touches to earn her the next generation of fans."
The veteran novelist (The Amateur Marriage, 2004, etc.) extends her range without losing her essence in this tale of two families drawn together by their adopted daughters despite the friction created by their very different personalities and ethnicities. Read full book review >