Search Results: "Salman Ahmad"


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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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THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE by Salman Khan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A fresh, welcome approach to education."
An exciting concept for reforming education. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"A large premise yields slight results."
Seeking to illuminate the emotional relationship between people and things, a psychiatrist examines objects from Beanie Babies to a "Roboslapper" through the lens of literature, academic sources and his personal observations. Read full book review >

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THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 1996

"It's Nobel Prize time."
This amazingly inventive fiction is—as all the world knows—its Indian-born author's first adult novel since Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini put a price on Rushdie's head in 1990 for the "offense" against Islam perceived in The Satanic Verses (1989). Read full book review >

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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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MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1981

"A big striped balloon of a book, often dizzying with talent."
When Indian novelist Rushdie arrived with Grimus in 1979 we called him "an imagination to watch." Read full book review >

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THE JAGUAR SMILE by Salman Rushdie
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1987

"But ultimately the unanswered anti-American bias here will gall."
The noted British novelist (Shame, Midnight's Children) reports on a recent visit to Nicaragua. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 1991

"You can't ask for more than that in an essay."
Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. Read full book review >