Search Results: "Qais Akbar Omar"


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Released: April 16, 2013

"A gorgeously rich tapestry of an amazing life and culture."
A carpet designer and businessman's profoundly moving account of a childhood and adolescence lived amid the Afghan civil war. Read full book review >

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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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TINDERBOX by M.J. Akbar
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2012

"Though the chapter on current affairs yields little new insight, Akbar presents a thoughtful historical perspective, rich in detail, research and gloom."
Among the spate of recent books about Pakistan, India Today editorial director Akbar's (Have Pen, Will Travel: Observations of a Globetrotter, 2011, etc.) elegant, probing work exhibits a sympathetic insider's understanding of the complex, evolving relationship between Muslims and Hindus in the area. Read full book review >

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The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley by Jeffrey D. Lavoie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A rigorous yet accessible look at a misunderstood American hero."
This biography of Gen. Omar N. Bradley, one of Patton's contemporaries, explores his personal life more thoroughly than any attempted before. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A calm, spiritual call to a faith 'for all humans, for the world, and for all times.'"
Inspired by his reading of Punjabi mystic poets, Ghulam, in his debut work of nonfiction, takes the broadest possible deistic approach to personal spirituality. 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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NEHRU by M.J. Akbar
Released: April 14, 1989

An immensely detailed, intelligently organized portrait of the man who, next to Gandhi himself, was the leading architect of Indian independence. Read full book review >

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LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. 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 >

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DIARY OF A GROUPIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"Hard to figure what the point of it all is. Meanwhile, Tyree's hopelessly schlocky style causes at least a couple of serious embarrassments per page."
A career groupie is hired to use her tried-and-true wiles for revenge on a suspected child molester. Read full book review >