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The End of Manners

Written by Francesca Marciano


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38674-8 (0-307-38674-0)

Maria Galante and Imo Glass are on assignment in Afghanistan: outgoing Imo to interview girls who have attempted suicide to avoid forced marriage to older men; and shy, perfectionist Maria to photograph them. But in a culture in which women shroud their faces and suicide is a grave taboo, to photograph... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Country of Men

Written by Hisham Matar


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34043-4 (0-385-34043-5)

Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Europe and South Asia

2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

2006 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business except that he is sure that... Read more >
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Rosewater and Soda Bread
A Novel
Written by Marsha Mehran


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7249-8 (0-8129-7249-X)

More than a year has passed since Marjan, Bahar, and Layla, the beautiful Iranian Aminpour sisters, sought refuge in the quaint Irish town of Ballinacroagh. Opening the beguiling Babylon Café, they charmed the locals with their warm hearts and delectable Persian cuisine, bringing a saffron-scented spice to the once-sleepy village.

But... Read more >
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Caravans

Written by James A. Michener


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: December 12, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-449-21380-3 (0-449-21380-3)

ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this romantic adventure of wild Afghanistan, master storyteller James Michener mixes the allure of the past with the dangers of today. After an impetuous American girl, Ellen Jasper, marries a young Afghan engineer, her parents hear no word from her. Although she wants freedom to do as she... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Lost History
The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists
Written by Michael H. Morgan


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0092-2 (1-4262-0092-7)

In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, we often forget that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Essential reading for any student seeking to understand the major role played by the early Muslim world in influencing... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Cities of Salt

Written by Abdelrahman Munif


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75526-7 (0-394-75526-X)

Set in an unnamed Persian Gulf kingdom in the 1930s, this remarkable novel tells the story of the disruption and diaspora of a poor oasis community following the discovery of oil there. The meeting of Arabs and the Americans who, in essence, colonized the remote region is a cultural confrontation in... Read more >

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Trench

Written by Abdelrahman Munif


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 1993
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74533-4 (0-679-74533-5)

Volume II in the Cities of Salt Trilogy

Munif’s Cities of Salt trilogy is “the only serious work of fiction that tries to show the effect of oil, Americans, and local oligarchy on a Gulf country.”—Edward Said

Translated by Peter Theroux.

“Munif’s wonderful novel is a welcome corrective...[It] deepens, enriches and above all... Read more >

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Variations on Night and Day

Written by Abdelrahman Munif


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75551-7 (0-679-75551-9)

Full of Machiavellian intrigue and searing political satire, Variations on Night and Day, the final volume of Munif’s landmark Cities of Salt trilogy, chronicles the creation of a Persian Gulf nation by a corrupt Arab monarch and conniving British empire builders.


“Abdelrahman Munif’s monumental cycle of novels dealing with the history of... Read more >

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Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Memoir in Books
Written by Azar Nafisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7930-5 (0-8129-7930-3)

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Gospel of Judas

Written by National Geographic Society
Edited by Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst
Commentaries by Bart D. Ehrman


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: April 6, 2006
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0042-7 (1-4262-0042-0)

Jesus says to Judas: “Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the way is your star.” –from The Gospel of Judas

For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost... Read more >

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The Arabian Nights

Edited by Wen-chin Ouyang


Format: Hardcover, 920 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71241-8 (0-375-71241-0)

The most famous of all story collections, The Arabian Nights, also known as The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, is beloved around the world. Composed of Persian, Arabic, Greek, Indian, and other sources that accumulated over hundreds of years, these fabulous stories-within-stories have long fired readers’ imaginations with an... Read more >

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The Museum of Innocence

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38624-3 (0-307-38624-4)

It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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My Name Is Red

Written by Orhan Pamuk
Introduction by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Hardcover, 536 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59392-4 (0-307-59392-4)

One of the Nobel Prize winner’s best-loved novels, in a special edition featuring an introduction by the author and a chronology of Islamic and Western art history that provides additional context for this dazzling story of a murdered artist in sixteenth-century Istanbul.


“Pamuk is a novelist and a great one . ... Read more >

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My Name Is Red

Written by Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Erdag Goknar


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70685-1 (0-375-70685-2)

From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novel—part murder mystery, part love story—set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.

When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

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My Name Is Red

Written by Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Erdag Goknar


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 28, 2001
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-40695-9 (0-375-40695-6)

From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novel—part murder mystery, part love story—set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.

When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble... Read more >

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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74524-8 (0-307-74524-4)

From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels.

In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The New Life

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70171-9 (0-375-70171-0)

The protagonist of Orhan Pamuk's fiendishly engaging novel is launched into a world of hypnotic texts and (literally) Byzantine conspiracies that whirl across the steppes and forlorn frontier towns of Turkey. And with The New Life, Pamuk himself vaults from the forefront of his country's writers into the arena of world... Read more >

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Other Colors
Essays and a Story
Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38623-6 (0-307-38623-6)

In the three decades that Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has devoted himself to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving, and provocative essays and articles. He engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas Llosa, among others, and he discusses his own books and writing process... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Silent House

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74483-8 (0-307-74483-3)

In a crumbling mansion in a gentrified former fishing village on the Turkish coast, the widow Fatma awaits the annual visit of her grandchildren: Faruk, a dissipated historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgün; and Metin, a high schooler drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riche. Bedridden, Fatma is attended... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Snow

Written by Orhan Pamuk
Introduction by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 460 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-70088-9 (0-307-70088-7)

The Nobel Prize–winner’s second novel to appear in an Everyman edition is a spellbinding story of a poet seeking his lost love in a remote Turkish town riven by religious conflict and cut off from the world by a blizzard.

Returning to Turkey from exile in the West, Ka is driven by... Read more >

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Snow

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 19, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70686-8 (0-375-70686-0)

Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism—these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

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Snow

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40697-3 (0-375-40697-2)

From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Red (“a sumptuous thriller” —John Updike), comes a spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings—for love, art, power, and God—set in a remote Turkish town, where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order.

Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe, Ka... Read more >

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The White Castle
A Novel
Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70161-0 (0-375-70161-3)

From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Earth and Ashes

Written by Atiq Rahimi


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-345-3 (1-59051-345-2)

Earth and Ashes is the spare, powerful story of an Afghan man, Dastaguir, trying desperately to reach his son Murad, who has left his village to earn a living working at a mine. In the meantime the village has been bombed by the Russian army, and Dastaguir, with his newly-deaf grandson... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Patience Stone
The Patience Stone
Written by Atiq Rahimi
Translated by Polly Mclean
Introduction by Khaled Hosseini


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 19, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-344-6 (1-59051-344-4)

“For far too long, Afghan women have been faceless and voiceless. Until now. With The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi gives face and voice to one unforgettable woman—and, one could argue, offers her as a proxy for the grievances of millions…it is a rich read, part allegory, part a tale of retribution... Read more >
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