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Girls of Riyadh Girls of Riyadh
2007-07 - Penguin Press
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A bold new voice from Saudi Arabia spins a fascinating tale of four young women attempting to navigate the narrow straits between love, desire, fulfillment, and Islamic tradition as the hidden world of todays upper-class Saudi women is revealed by an insider. …More

The Blood of Flowers The Blood of Flowers
2007-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316065764 Check our catalog

A dazzling debut novel about a young woman in 17th-century Persia whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. …More

Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes
2010-03 - Yale University Press
9780300117011 Check our catalog

Yemen is the dark horse of the Middle East. Every so often it enters the headlines for one alarming reason or another—links with al-Qaeda, kidnapped Westerners, explosive population growth—then sinks into obscurity again. But, as Victoria Clark argues in this riveting book, we ignore Yemen at our peril.

Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran
By Elliot, Jason
2006-10 - St. Martin's Press
9780312301910 Check our catalog

The bestselling author of "An Unexpected Light" conducts a fascinating journey through the cultural and artistic landscape of Iran, both past and present. 15 halftones. Two 16-page photo inserts. …More

Finding Nouf Finding Nouf
By Ferraris, Zoe
2008-06 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618873883 Check our catalog

2009 Alex Award

A finely detailed literary mystery set in contemporary Saudi Arabia, Ferraris's debut centers on Nouf ash-Shrawi, a 16-year-old girl who disappears into the desert three days before her marriage and is later found dead and several weeks pregnant. …More

The Reluctant Fundamentalist The Reluctant Fundamentalist
By Hamid, Mohsin
2007-04 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, which unearths allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love. …More

The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest and Social Change in Egypt The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest and Social Change in Egypt
By Sowers, Jeannie
2012-06 - Verso
9781844678754 Check our catalog

This work provides social, political, and economic context for the Tahrir Square uprising of 2011 that resulted in the overthrow of long-time Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and recounts the course of the uprising and its immediate impact on Egypt's politics and economy.

The Oracle of Stamboul The Oracle of Stamboul
By Lukas, Michael David
2011-02 - Harper
9780062012098 Check our catalog

Lukas delivers an utterly enchanting debut novel about an eight-year-old girl who becomes an advisor to the Ottoman sultan and, through the sheer force of her personality and intellect, pushes back against the tides of history and changes their direction. …More

Cairo Modern Cairo Modern
By Mahfouz, Naguib
2008-05 - American University in Cairo Press
9789774161568 Check our catalog

A major Early novel by the Egyptian Nobel laureate, published for the first time in English …More

A Cup of Friendship A Cup of Friendship
By Rodriguez, Deborah
2011-01 - Ballantine Books
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From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Kabul Beauty School" comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Kabul, and the women who meet there--each with a story and a secret. …More

Rooftops of Tehran Rooftops of Tehran
By Seraji, Mahbod
2009-10 - Center Point Large Print
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In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man . . . …More

The Wish Maker The Wish Maker
By Sethi, Ali
2009-06 - Riverhead Books
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A major new international voice debuts with a sweeping story of love, friendship, and family ties that brings to life the turbulent world of modern Pakistan. …More

The Septembers of Shiraz The Septembers of Shiraz
By Sofer, Dalia
2007-07 - Ecco Press
9780061130403 Check our catalog

Set in Tehran during the aftermath of the 1979 revolution, this understated, beautifully told literary debut follows the Amin family as they cope with their fathers false imprisonment for spying. …More

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
By Torday, Paul
2007-04 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151012763 Check our catalog

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe in the impossible. …More

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam
By Wilson, G. Willow
2010-06 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802118875 Check our catalog

The extraordinary story of an all-American girl's conversion to Islam and her ensuing romance with a young Egyptian man, "The Butterfly Mosque" is a stunning articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world. …More