Search Results: "Medeia Sharif"


BOOK REVIEW

BESTEST.  RAMADAN.  EVER. by Medeia Sharif
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A humorous, hip look at the ups and downs of fasting for Ramadan within the context of intergenerational and cultural challenges. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When a 15-year-old contemporary American Muslim from a "half-way religious" family opts to observe Ramadan, she has no idea how difficult and rewarding it will be. Read full book review >

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JASON AND MEDEIA by John Gardner
Released: June 1, 1973

"Perhaps, after all, encounters with antiquity are better left to Europeans."
John Gardner is a writer of great energy and intellectual inventiveness, saturated in an imagination addicted to myth, mostly the existential sort, man creating his own myths about the self, about order, about love, as the world surrounding him falls to pieces, becomes increasingly chaotic or mindless or threatening. Read full book review >

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Sardar by Abdullah Sharif
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2014

"An emotionally arresting, thoughtful account about the soul of Afghanistan."
A memoir of a man who grew up in Afghanistan, left for 30 years and returned to help after the country was ravaged by war. Read full book review >

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DARING TO DRIVE by Manal al-Sharif
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"An intimate and powerful book from what is hopefully only the first of many Saudi voices to speak out."
Inside the walls of segregation and oppression dictating the lives of Saudi women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"This rare, first-hand point-counterpoint to history is a must- read for anyone who would understand Israeli-Palestinian conflictand Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking."
Parallel chronicles of 30 years of history by an Israeli and a Palestinian. Read full book review >

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THE MAP OF LOVE by Ahdaf Soueif
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Honestly earned echoes of A Passage to India, in an ambitious, gorgeously written near-miss."
The lives of two restless women separated both by a century and from all they love most are explored in replete parallel narratives—in this Booker-nominated third novel from the Egyptian-born British author (In the Eye of the Sun, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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WINGS OF DUST by Jamal Mahjoub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An interesting point of view and a smart, observant voice are regrettably underutilized here."
The fictional memoirs of an expatriate North African suffer from a sense of incompleteness. Read full book review >