Search Results: "Sama Nadeem Izhar"


BOOK REVIEW

HANA RESCUES MISTY by Azra Z. Mehdi
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"A light-hearted tale with an important message for young readers: courage comes in many forms, and often means putting our own fears aside to help another."
A stranded kitten leads to a lesson in courage and empathy for a young girl in Mehdi's simple children's tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIND MAN'S GARDEN by Nadeem Aslam
Released: April 30, 2013

"Aslam sympathizes not with causes, but with people, and this is a memorable portrait of a people torn apart by war."
The war in Afghanistan, as seen from the other side—or, better, another side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WASTED VIGIL by Nadeem Aslam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2008

"An intense, empathetic, magisterial interpretation of clashing beliefs and entwined fates, in a harsh and ruined, yet lovely place."
Afghanistan's ancient culture is juxtaposed with its brutal recent political past in a fine novel by the Pakistani-born writer (Maps for Lost Lovers, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AFGHANS by Nadeem Akbar
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"A moving story of exile and return."
A family scattered by Afghanistan's turmoil struggles to reconnect in Nadeem's affecting debut. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

NADEEM ASLAM
by Gregory McNamee

Lahore, Pakistan, is a place of almost unfathomable loveliness. It is, says the British novelist Nadeem Aslam, who was born in a neighboring town 50 years ago, “a beautiful city with scars going through it, a beautiful garden surrounded by barbed wire.” And it is a place where much of the world’s future may be written out, a place ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Well, would he? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A teasing similarity to Jon Scieszka's masterpiece, but without its enormous success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPS FOR LOST LOVERS by Nadeem Aslam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2005

"Often exquisite; too often, too much of a good thing."
The "honour killing" of two unmarried lovers casts long shadows over several related lives, in a second novel by the Pakistani-born British author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN LEGEND by Nadeem Aslam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Brooding and beautiful: a mature, assured story of the fragility of the world and of ourselves."
"This world is the last thing God will ever tell us": an aching, lyrical story of schisms and secrets in present-day Pakistan. Read full book review >