Search Results: "Saira Shah"


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THE STORYTELLER’S DAUGHTER by Saira Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"A powerful memoir and an unforgettable portrait of a land and a people."
Adventure-filled account of an intrepid young British-Afghan woman's search for cultural identity. 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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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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"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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CHAMBERMAID by Saira Rao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Most people have their own boring jobs to worry about without having to read about someone else's—at least Miranda Priestly was fun."
The devil wears judicial robes in this unoriginal law clerking exposé, penned by a former clerk to an appeals judge. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND THE EAGLE by Idries Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"Given that there is so little available for children from this region, the classic story, packaged in an elegant design, will be a good addition to every collection. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Out of Afghanistan comes this simple Sufi folk story collected by the late, noted Afghan author. Read full book review >

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Monster Fart Wars III: FartMONSTER FART WARS III: FARTS VS. PIMPLES s vs. Pimples by A.M. Shah
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2017

"For gross-out fans only, but they'll find it funny and full of action."
Once again, the brave mayor of Fartville defends his citizens from would-be invaders in Shah's (Adult Coloring Book Horror Land: Entrapment, 2017, etc.) middle-grade series installment.Read full book review >

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HIGH-HEEL BLUE by Diane K. Shah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"On balance, then, a crisply written series opener seemingly Hollywood-aimed, with enough cop lore to interest, though not win over, fans of classic police procedurals."
A made-for-TV plot and other gratuitous, film-me-please Hollywood teasers lend a sour taste to a true-blue police procedural about a gung-ho female cop on the trail of (what else?) a serial killer. Read full book review >