Search Results: "Reza Ghorbani"


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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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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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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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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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THE GARDENS OF CONSOLATION by Parisa Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"Winner of 2015's Prix Senghor for a debut novel by a Francophone writer, this compelling book raises important questions about indulgence, gender, community, and the impact of politics on everyday life."
Love, lust, and politics can sometimes exist harmoniously. They can also clash. Read full book review >

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Puzzle of Fate by A. Reza Kamarei
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2016

"A thought-provoking rumination on fate."
Kamarei explores a scientific basis for fate in this debut work of nonfiction. 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 >

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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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DESOLATION by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2002

"Touching and honest, but unsatisfying all the same: Samuel's monologue seems, not surprisingly, to be written more for the stage than the page."
A somewhat lugubrious debut from French playwright Reza (the Tony Award-winning Art). 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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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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MOON WATCHERS by Reza Jalali
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"This quiet story adds to the small collection of books about Muslim families that can counteract the often harmful messages seen in the media. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Shirin lives in a suburban U.S. setting where she and her father can go outside and spot the new moon as Ramadan begins. Read full book review >