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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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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 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
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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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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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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My Uncle Napoleon
A Novel
Written by Iraj Pezeshkzad
Translated by Dick Davis
Introduction by Azar Nafisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7443-0 (0-8129-7443-3)

The most beloved Iranian novel of the twentieth century

“God forbid, I’ve fallen in love with Layli!” So begins the farce of our narrator’s life, one spent in a large extended Iranian family lorded over by the blustering, paranoid patriarch, Dear Uncle Napoleon. When Uncle Napoleon’s least-favorite nephew falls for his daughter... Read more >

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The Afghan Campaign
A Novel
Written by Steven Pressfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2238-8 (0-7679-2238-7)

Steven Pressfield, the bestselling novelist of ancient warfare, has written a riveting historical novel that re-creates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 B.C.

In THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN, Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear

Written by Atiq Rahimi


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-361-3 (1-59051-361-4)

Farhad is a typical student, twenty-one years old, interested in wine, women, and poetry, and negligent of the religious conservatism of his grandfather. But he lives in Kabul in 1979, and the early days of the pro-Soviet coup are about to change his life forever. One night Farhad goes out drinking... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Three by Atiq Rahimi
Earth and Ashes, A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, The Patience Stone
Written by Atiq Rahimi


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-630-0 (1-59051-630-3)

Never before in paperback, three short novels–including Prix Goncourt—winning The Patience Stone–that convey years of Afghan history, heartache, and hope.

Atiq Rahimi’s reputation for writing war stories of immense drama and intimacy began with his first novel, Earth and Ashes, about fathers and sons and the terrible strain inflicted on families... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Khalid

Written by Ameen Rihani
Afterword by Todd Fine
Illustrated by Kahlil Gibran


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-087-7 (1-61219-087-1)

This long-awaited re-publication of the first Arab-American novel–inspiration for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet–deals with Arab/American relations, religious conflict and the American immigrant experience.

Told with great good humor and worldly compassion, and with illustrations by Kahlil Gibran, The Book of Khalid recounts the adventures of two young men, Khalid and Shakib, who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rumi

Written by Jalal Al-Din Rumi
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26352-0 (0-307-26352-5)

The poetry of the medieval Persian sage Rumi combines lyrical beauty with spiritual profundity, a sense of rapture, and acute awareness of human suffering in ways that speak directly to contemporary audiences.

Trained in Sufism—a mystic tradition within Islam—Rumi founded the Sufi order known to us as the Whirling Dervishes, who... Read more >

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The Girl from the Golden Horn

Written by Kurban Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 21, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3082-8 (1-4000-3082-X)

Set in 1928, Kurban Said’s classic novel of thwarted love, exile, and desire explores the clash of values between conservative prewar Istanbul and decadent postwar Berlin, as well as the tensions between Muslims and Christians. Ultimately, it is the story of one girl’s choice between two worlds.

Asiadeh Anbara and her father... Read more >

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The Wedding of Zein

Written by Tayeb Salih
Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies
Introduction by Hisham Matar


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-342-8 (1-59017-342-2)

The Wedding of Zein unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih’s tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping, sometimes contradictory voices of the villagers is comic. Zein is the village idiot, and everyone in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chicken with Plums

Written by Marjane Satrapi


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71475-7 (0-375-71475-8)

Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love.

When Nasser Ali Khan, the author’s great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged... Read more >

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The Complete Persepolis
Now a Major Motion Picture
Written by Marjane Satrapi


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71483-2 (0-375-71483-9)

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her... Read more >

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Embroideries

Written by Marjane Satrapi


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71467-2 (0-375-71467-7)

From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane’s tough–talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love... Read more >

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Persepolis
The Story of a Childhood
Written by Marjane Satrapi


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71457-3 (0-375-71457-X)

Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
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