Search Results: "Reza Aslan"


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ZEALOT by Reza Aslan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"Why has Christianity taken hold and flourished? This book will give you the answers in the simplest, most straightforward, comprehensible manner."
A well-researched, readable biography of Jesus of Nazareth. Read full book review >

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NO GOD BUT GOD by Reza Aslan
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Nonetheless, the author offers a rare and lucid vision of early Islam from the inside, capped with a heartening (for many Westerners) contention that modern Muslim radicalism isn't on the rise but actually in its dying throes. (source list) (Nonfiction. YA, adult)"
Aslan reworks his illuminating and readable No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (2006) for a slightly younger audience with mixed success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2005

"An introduction to Islam as evocative as it is provocative."
A lively and accessible introduction to Islam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"Even readers who believe a fight with terror requires throwing some military punches will learn from Aslan's endorsement of soft-power approaches."
An eloquent plea for defanging terrorism with rights for Muslims, both in the West and the Middle East. Read full book review >

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The Natural Laws Of Human Life by Aslan Dzitiev
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A self-improvement manual that urges readers to access the power that's all around them."
A debut handbook for the guiding principles of human existence. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A suspenseful and engaging series opener made all the more distinctive through its careful realization of setting. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Hope for a promising epilepsy treatment brought Leilani, 16, and Mike, her ecologist father, to Honolulu; when a global catastrophe plunges the world's most isolated metropolitan area into chaos, they're desperate to return to family on the Big Island of Hawaii—it won't be easy. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Austin Aslan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Exciting and fast-paced entertainment with a thoughtful subtext asking readers to ponder the interconnectedness of life on a fragile planet. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
This sequel to The Islands at the End of the World (2014) finds Leilani reunited with her family on Hawaii's Big Island as humanity slowly adapts to the new, post-apocalyptic normal.Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD BREAKS OPEN by Seema Reza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Blurring boundaries, Reza exercises literary license and often writes with poetic power."
A memoir of the young poet as a mother, lover, daughter, and teacher. Read full book review >

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Secrets to a Pain Free Life by Reza Ghorbani
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"A hopeful, helpful resource for readers who might want to reach for something other than aspirin."
East meets West in this debut guide to techniques and treatments for managing pain. Read full book review >

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WENDA THE WACKY WIGGLER by Christopher Aslan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2014

"With narrative constrained by the meter and an interface that's mostly passive, this app is one to skip. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A rhyme-driven tale about a gamboling girl who singlehandedly initiates a citywide renaissance. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ARE THE HAPPY by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Feather light but oddly compelling."
French playwright and novelist Reza, best known in America for her 2009 Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, offers 20 scenes to show the interlocking lives of various Parisian spouses, lovers, parents, children and friends.Read full book review >

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ADAM HABERBERG by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"One would not want to spend more than half a day with Adam Haberberg."
Half a day in the life of a failed Parisian novelist. Read full book review >