Search Results: "Wafa Sultan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Forged in justifiable anger, this flamethrower of a book will hold the reader's attention with its heat, but it occasionally singes targets indiscriminately."
A Syrian-born psychiatrist argues that "Muslims hate their women…because their god does." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A flavorful, balanced piece of music-biz history."
Greenfield (A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties, 2009, etc.) delivers a compulsively readable, evenhanded biography of Atlantic Records' founder. Read full book review >

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THE SULTAN AND THE QUEEN by Jerry Brotton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An erudite work that presents a fresh facet to Elizabeth's reign."
An intriguing look at England's contact with the Ottoman Empire and its enormous influence on Elizabethan commerce and culture, especially the theater. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 2012

"This slim sequel with flimsy characters makes for a quick, easy read."
Edmond Dantes, and his many identities, traverses the world in this whirlwind of a sequel. 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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HELP LINE by Faye Sultan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"A particular shame in this synthetic sequel is that what looks like the most original variation on the serial-killer formula—the duplicitous reporter bent on discrediting the heroine—turns out to be just more of the same old same old."
Another dogged forensic psychologist tracks another serial killer, and vice versa. Read full book review >

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SUNNY'S NIGHTS by Tim Sultan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Sultan has a terrific subject in Sunny and his semilegendary watering hole, but the approach is too cute."
An insider's look at a sui generis Brooklyn institution. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN WISE PRINCESSES by Wafa’ Tarnowska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Exotic in tone and a pleasure to look upon. (Folklore. 10-14)"
The 12th-century Persian Sufi poet Nizami lived in what is now Azerbaijan, where his grave is still a place of pilgrimage. Read full book review >

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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Wafa’ Tarnowska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Hénaff's stylized scenes of domed cityscapes and turbaned figures add properly whimsical visual notes to this short but animated gathering. (Folktales. 10-12)"
In a large, handsome format, Tarnowska offers six tales plus an abbreviated version of the frame story, retold in formal but contemporary language and sandwiched between a note on the Nights' place in her childhood in Lebanon and a page of glossary and source notes. Read full book review >