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The Collected Works

Written by Kahlil Gibran


Format: Hardcover, 888 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $29.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26707-8 (0-307-26707-5)

For the first time, all the major works of this beloved writer are gathered together in one hardcover volume.

Poet, artist, and mystic, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 to a poor Christian family in Lebanon and immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. His masterpiece, The Prophet, a book of... Read more >

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The Prophet

Written by Kahlil Gibran


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 12, 1923
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-40428-8 (0-394-40428-9)

Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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All Russians Love Birch Trees

Written by Olga Grjasnova


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-584-6 (1-59051-584-6)

Set in Frankfurt, All Russians Love Birch Trees follows a young immigrant named Masha. Fluent in five languages and able to get by in several others, Masha lives with her boyfriend, Elias. Her best friends are Muslims struggling to obtain residence permits, and her parents rarely leave the house except to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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West of the Jordan
A Novel
Written by Laila Halaby


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 15, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8359-8 (0-8070-8359-3)

This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Arabic Poems

Edited by Marle Hammond


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71243-2 (0-375-71243-7)

A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, Arabic Poems is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.

The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq. Themes of love, nature, religion... Read more >

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Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Written by Mohammed Hanif


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94894-6 (0-307-94894-3)

Mohammed Hanif delivers a shockingly funny new novel set in steaming Karachi, about second chances, thwarted ambitions and love found in the most unlikely places.

The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments need a miracle. Alice Bhatti may be just what they’re looking for. She’s the daughter of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Basti

Written by Intizar Husain
Translated by Frances W. Pritchett
Introduction by Asif Farrukhi


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-582-8 (1-59017-582-4)

Basti is the great Pakistani novel, a beautifully written, brilliantly inventive reckoning with the violent history of a country whose turbulence, ambitions, and uncertainties increasingly concern the whole world.

In Urdu, basti means any space, from the most intimate to the most universal, in which groups of people come together to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Night & Horses & the Desert
An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature
Edited by Robert Irwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72155-4 (0-385-72155-2)

Spanning the fifth century to the sixteenth, from Afghanistan to Spain, this anthology includes translated excerpts from famous works of classical Arabic literature--The Thousand and One Nights, The Qur'an, Isfahani's Book of Songs--as well as unusual pieces that are beautiful but not as well known, such as Ibn Washshiyya on the... Read more >

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The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

Written by Denys Johnson-Davies


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7976-6 (1-4000-7976-4)

This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south.

Edited by Denys Johnson-Davies, called by Edward Said “the leading Arabic-to-English translator of our time,” this treasury... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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They Burn the Thistles

Written by Yashar Kemal
Translated by Margaret E. Platon
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 21, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-185-1 (1-59017-185-3)

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The Attack

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 25, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27570-7 (0-307-27570-1)

From the bestselling author of The Swallows of Kabul comes this timely and haunting novel that powerfully illuminates the devastating human costs of terrorism.

Dr. Amin Jaafari is an Arab-Israeli surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. As an admired and respected member of his community, he has carved a space for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Sirens of Baghdad

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38616-8 (0-307-38616-3)

The third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels: Iraq in the wake of the American invasion.

A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Swallows of Kabul

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3376-8 (1-4000-3376-4)

Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Sky So Close
A Novel
Written by Betool Khedairi


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72078-6 (0-385-72078-5)

In this elegant, incisive debut, a young girl comes of age while aching for a sense of belonging. Daughter of an Iraqi father and an English mother, the unnamed narrator struggles with isolation both in the traditional Iraqi countryside where she’s raised and at the Western school of music and ballet... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Muslims Are Coming!
Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror
Written by Arun Kundnani


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-159-6 (1-78168-159-7)

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semiautomatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beaufort

Written by Ron Leshem
Translated by Evan Fallenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38529-8 (0-553-38529-1)

Beaufort. To the handful of Israeli soldiers occupying the ancient crusader fortress, it is a little slice of hell—a forbidding, fear-soaked enclave perched atop two acres of land in southern Lebanon, surrounded by an enemy they cannot see. And to the thirteen young men in his command, twenty-one-year-old Lieutenant Liraz “Erez”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Adrift on the Nile

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1994
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42333-5 (0-385-42333-0)

For the thousands of devoted readers of Naguib Mahfouz’s The Cairo Trilogy, Adrift on the Nile—first published in Arabic in 1966—will be an exciting and dramatic change of pace.

In elegant and economic prose, Mahfouz creates—out of the simplest of plots—a telling commentary on human nature. It is the late sixties, and... Read more >

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Akhenaten
Dweller in Truth A Novel
Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 4, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49909-5 (0-385-49909-4)

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo trilogy, comes Akhenaten, a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

In this beguiling new novel, originally published in 1985 and now appearing for the first time in the United States, Mahfouz tells... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Arabian Nights and Days
A Novel
Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-46901-2 (0-385-46901-2)

This imaginative novel by the recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature is a spirited retelling of the Arabic masterpiece Arabian Nights. Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar... Read more >

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Before the Throne

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74256-8 (0-307-74256-3)

Nearly sixty of Egypt’s past leaders—from the time of the Pharoahs to the twentieth century—are summoned to judgment in the Court of Osiris in the Afterlife, in this extraordinary novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Naguib Mahfouz.

Before the Throne calls forth a parade of those who have shaped the modern nation of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Beggar, The Thief and the Dogs, Autumn Quail

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49835-7 (0-385-49835-7)

A new omnibus volume of three novels—previously published separately by Anchor—by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Assembled here is a collection of Mahfouz’s artful meditations on the vicissitudes of post-Revolution Egypt. Diverse in style and narrative technique, together they render a rich, nuanced, and universally resonant vision... Read more >

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The Beginning and the End

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 20, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-26458-7 (0-385-26458-5)

First published in 1956, this is a powerful portrayal of a middle-class Egyptian family confronted by material, moral, and spiritual problems during World War II. Read more >

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Cairo Modern

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47353-0 (0-307-47353-8)

In Naguib Mahfouz's suspenseful novel a bitter and ambitious nihilist, a beautiful and impoverished student, and a corrupt official engage in a doomed ménage à trois.

Cairo of the 1930s is a place of vast social and economic inequities. It is also a time of change, when the universities have just opened... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cairo Trilogy
Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street
Written by Naguib Mahfouz
Introduction by Edward W. Said


Format: Hardcover, 1368 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 16, 2001
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41331-5 (0-375-41331-6)



Naguib Mahfouz's magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer's masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain's occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century.

The novels of The Cairo Trilogy... Read more >

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Children of the Alley
A Novel
Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26473-0 (0-385-26473-9)

First published in Arabic in 1959, this deeply spiritual and prophetic work comes from “the single most important writer in modern Arabic literature” (Newsweek). Through the story of a delightful Egyptian family, this novel reveals the spiritual history of humankind as the men and women of a modern Cairo neighborhood unwittingly... Read more >
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