Search Results: "Nadeem Aslam"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WASTED VIGIL by Nadeem Aslam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2008

"An intense, empathetic, magisterial interpretation of clashing beliefs and entwined fates, in a harsh and ruined, yet lovely place."
Afghanistan's ancient culture is juxtaposed with its brutal recent political past in a fine novel by the Pakistani-born writer (Maps for Lost Lovers, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BLIND MAN'S GARDEN by Nadeem Aslam
Released: April 30, 2013

"Aslam sympathizes not with causes, but with people, and this is a memorable portrait of a people torn apart by war."
The war in Afghanistan, as seen from the other side—or, better, another side. Read full book review >

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MAPS FOR LOST LOVERS by Nadeem Aslam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2005

"Often exquisite; too often, too much of a good thing."
The "honour killing" of two unmarried lovers casts long shadows over several related lives, in a second novel by the Pakistani-born British author. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN LEGEND by Nadeem Aslam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Brooding and beautiful: a mature, assured story of the fragility of the world and of ourselves."
"This world is the last thing God will ever tell us": an aching, lyrical story of schisms and secrets in present-day Pakistan. Read full book review >

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NADEEM ASLAM
by Gregory McNamee

Lahore, Pakistan, is a place of almost unfathomable loveliness. It is, says the British novelist Nadeem Aslam, who was born in a neighboring town 50 years ago, “a beautiful city with scars going through it, a beautiful garden surrounded by barbed wire.” And it is a place where much of the world’s future may be written out, a place ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HANA RESCUES MISTY by Azra Z. Mehdi
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"A light-hearted tale with an important message for young readers: courage comes in many forms, and often means putting our own fears aside to help another."
A stranded kitten leads to a lesson in courage and empathy for a young girl in Mehdi's simple children's tale. Read full book review >

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THE AFGHANS by Nadeem Akbar
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"A moving story of exile and return."
A family scattered by Afghanistan's turmoil struggles to reconnect in Nadeem's affecting debut. Read full book review >

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TRESPASSING by Uzma Aslam Khan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"A rare, wonderful gift of a novel that defies mere plot synopsis: a complex fictional world that illuminates the real one and seamlessly merges the personal with the larger sociopolitical conundrums we all face today."
A contemporary romantic tragedy displays a startlingly fresh voice as Khan illuminates the complex social, religious, and economic mores of Pakistan while offering an outsider's hard-eyed perspective on American attitudes during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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THE GEOMETRY OF GOD by Uzma Aslam Khan
Released: Oct. 30, 2009

"The author's take on fundamentalism can be polemic, but the characters, the poetry and the philosophical questions she raises are rendered with a power and beauty that make this novel linger in the mind and heart."
Khan (Trespassing, 2004, etc.) fuses the romantic, the spiritual and the political in her story of two sisters in 1980s and '90s Pakistan. Read full book review >