Search Results: "Salim Ahmad"


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Released: Oct. 16, 2008

"An exhaustive resource for believers, a fun diversion for others."
A reference guide to Jinn, the supernatural beings central to Islamic cosmology. Read full book review >

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THE CARETAKER by A.X. Ahmad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2013

"Top-notch effort in the first of a promising trilogy."
Ahmad debuts with a fast-paced literary thriller, shifting action from the desolate ice-clad Siachen glacier separating India and Pakistan to the posh environs of Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >

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UNIMAGINED by Imran Ahmad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A scrupulously well-intentioned look at how Christians and Muslims might live respectfully side by side."
Forthright, wry, entirely enjoyable memoir from a Pakistani-British businessman who grew up amid English Christians and questioned his adherence to Islam. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF A SULTAN by Ahmad  Javid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"An ardent but didactic devotional saga."
In this rapturous hagiography, the Sufi saint Sultan Bahu dazzles India with his spiritual radiance as he wins souls for Allah. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING FALCON by Jamil Ahmad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Fascinating material that's badly in need of artistic shaping."
These sketches of life in the tribal lands between Pakistan and Afghanistan mark the debut of the 80-year-old Pakistani author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Heartfelt and inspiring."
Winning memoir by a Sufi rock musician determined to encourage harmony between the West and the Muslim world. Read full book review >

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THAT NIGHT'S TRAIN by Ahmad Akbarpour
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Short and simply told, but hard to follow and likely to have less meaning to children than to reflective older readers with authorial ambitions of their own. (Fiction. 12-14, adult)"
A writer's broken promise to a motherless child frames ruminations on story crafting and the sometimes conflicting imperatives of life and art. Read full book review >

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CYBERSURFER by Nyla Ahmad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The lively, appealing format compensates for too few screen shots, and that annotated directory of Web sites is particularly useful. (disk, not seen, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
Subtitled ``The Owl Internet Guide for Kids,'' this heavily illustrated book surveys the major parts of the Net, including e-mail and the World Wide Web, offering tidbits of history, anecdotes, vocabulary, safety tips, and more. Read full book review >

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The Accidental Public Servant by Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The author's eight years in government provide him with valuable insights into Nigeria's 'dysfunctional' political system."
A detailed firsthand account of failed leadership and corruption in the Nigerian government. Read full book review >