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Persepolis 2
The Story of a Return
Written by Marjane Satrapi

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 2, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71466-5 (0-375-71466-9)

In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The Caliph's House
A Year in Casablanca
Written by Tahir Shah

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38310-2 (0-553-38310-8)

In the tradition of A YEAR IN PROVENCE and UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Silence and the Roar

Written by Nihad Sirees

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-645-4 (1-59051-645-1)

The Silence and the Roar takes place in an unnamed Middle Eastern country resembling Syria. The story follows a day in the life of Fathi Chin, an author banned from publishing because he refuses to write propaganda for the ruling government.

On this day, the entire country has mobilized to celebrate the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Eye of the Sun

Written by Ahdaf Soueif

Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2000
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72037-3 (0-385-72037-8)

Set amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, this marvelously vivid novel by an Egyptian journalist is an intimate look into the often hidden lives of Arab women today. It tells the story of Asya, a brilliant young woman who grows up in the luxurious world of the Egyptian elite... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Map of Love
A Novel
Written by Ahdaf Soueif

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72011-3 (0-385-72011-4)

Booker Prize Finalist

With her first novel, In the Eye of the Sun, Ahdaf Soueif garnered comparisons to Tolstoy, Flaubert, and George Eliot. In her latest novel, which was shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize, she combines the romantic skill of the nineteenth-century novelists with a very modern sense of culture and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Baburnama
Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor
Written by W.M. Thackston, Jr.

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76137-9 (0-375-76137-3)

Both an official chronicle and the highly personal memoir of the emperor Babur (1483–1530), The Baburnama presents a vivid and extraordinarily detailed picture of life in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India during the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries. Babur’s honest and intimate chronicle is the first autobiography in Islamic literature, written at a... Read more >

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Written by Craig Thompson

Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42414-4 (0-375-42414-8)

From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.” —Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.

Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and... Read more >

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A Novel
Written by John Updike

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49391-0 (0-345-49391-5)

John Updike has written a brilliant novel that ranks among the most provocative of his distinguished career. Terrorist is the story of Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, an alienated American-born teenager who spurns the materialistic, hedonistic life he witnesses in the slumping New Jersey factory town he calls home. Turning to the words... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Persian Poets

Edited by Peter Washington

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41126-7 (0-375-41126-7)

The Middle Ages saw an extraordinary flowering of Persian poetry. Though translations began appearing in Europe in the nineteenth century, these remarkable poets--Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Saadi, Sanai, Attar, Hafiz, and Jami--are still being discovered in the West.

The great medieval Persian poets owe much to the mystical Sufi tradition within Islam... Read more >

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Martyrs' Crossing

Written by Amy Wilentz

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44983-2 (0-345-44983-5)

From journalist Amy Wilentz, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for nonfiction and the Winning Writers Award, and a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, this poignant first novel is a powerful story of the complexities of life amid the crisis in the Middle East. Set against the backdrop... Read more >

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Written by G. Willow Wilson
Illustrated by M.K. Perker

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-1734-1 (1-4012-1734-6)

Journalist G. Willow Wilson's Cairo is a magical-realism graphic novel, and interweaves the lives of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, an Israeli soldier and a genie as they navigate the the city's streets and a spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by... Read more >
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