Search Results: "Omar Ali-Shah"


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Released: May 17, 1968

"True or not, his Rubaiyyat is solid gold."
History is nothing if not perverse. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE MASKS
by Leila Roy

Flannery O’Connor, my favorite author: That’s who I need right now. Flannery would take me away from here and deposit me into her fictitious world crawling with self-righteous saints and larger-than-life misfits. And I’d feel okay there because Flannery took care of things. Justice got served.
Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

Janna Yusuf has had a long-time ...


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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AND FIND THE PERFECT READ
by John DeNardo

One of the great things about literature is that it offers a huge variety of suitable for anyone's particular reading tastes. The same thing can even be said when specifically talking about science fiction and fantasy literature. Speculative fiction comes in many flavors; if one book doesn't match your tastes, chances are there's another one that will ...


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IN ARABIAN NIGHTS by Tahir Shah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Engaging prose and entertaining stories hampered by a lofty, overly cerebral premise."
An Anglo-Afghan world traveler searches his adopted Moroccan homeland for traditional stories to pass on to his children. Read full book review >

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100% Commission Brokerage and Death of the Big Box Realty by Aram Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2015

"A concise, informative real estate business handbook."
A real estate broker uses his experience as a guide for others who are interested in starting a high-volume business. Read full book review >

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I, MIGRANT by Sami Shah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Humor at its most vigorous and unsparing."
A Pakistani-born comic's account of how he sought salvation in stand-up comedy and then found a new home in Australia. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE-PROOF KITCHEN by Saira Shah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Although it follows a conventional makeover format, Shah's readable debut, drawn in part from personal experience, touches deeper, less predictable notes."
Hovering somewhere between chick-lit-ish comedy and heartbreak, this is the tale of a British couple moving, with their first child, born severely disabled, to a run-down farmhouse in a wild corner of France. Read full book review >

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"Fans of farts, burps, and other gross-out humor should love this tale."
When an army invades his town, the brave mayor of Fartville descends into Gas Mountain to ask for help from the Fart Giants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"A sad, sobering account with important lessons for medical historians, anthropologists, biologists and, most of all, policymakers."
Investigative journalist Shah (The Body Hunters: How the Drug Industry Tests Its Products on the World's Poorest Patients, 2006, etc.) argues that the mosquito-borne parasite is in control and will remain so. Read full book review >

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SORCERER’S APPRENTICE by Tahir Shah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A rich, exciting read for the armchair Indiana Jones who longs to learn the secrets of Houdini."
A Briton of Afghan descent reveals his quest for the secret of India's greatest conjurers—a journey that takes him through several subcontinental cities and provides a humorous anthropological study of the world of Indian con artists. Read full book review >

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JUST SAY NO! by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Clumsy and predictable."
Tedious, overwritten account of the rise and inevitable fall of an African-American musician. Read full book review >

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HONOR AND POLYGAMY by Omar Farhad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2014

"A slight, breezy novel with a promising premise and poor execution."
In this debut novel, a married American is kidnapped in Afghanistan and ends up falling in love with an Afghan woman. Read full book review >