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Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
by Naguib Mahfouz
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“The alleys, the houses, the palaces and mosques and the people who live among them are evoked as vividly in Mahfouz’s work as the streets of London were conjured up by Dickens.” —Newsweek “Rich in psychological insight and... (read more)

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Palace of Desire (Cairo Trilogy #2)
Palace of Desire (Cairo Trilogy #2)
by Naguib Mahfouz
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“Mahfouz tells the story of Palace of Desire with sensitivity and humor, offering deep insights into the human condition.” —Philadelphia Inquirer    “All the magic, mystery, and suffering of Egypt in the 1920s are... (read more)

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A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear
A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear
by Atiq Rahimi
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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... (read more)

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My Uncle Napoleon
My Uncle Napoleon
by Pezeshkzad
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Kamal Jann (French List)
Kamal Jann (French List)
by Dominique Edde
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Dominique Eddés gripping novel tells the story of the doomed Jann family as they plot against one another for revenge and power. Kamal Jann, a successful lawyer in New York City, has a troubled past unseen to most. When he was a boy in Syria... (read more)

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Specters
Specters
by Radwa Ashour
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"The fates of two Egyptian women who grew up during the turbulent, nationalistic 1950s and participated in the revolutionary student movement of the early 1970s intertwine in Ashour's meandering autobiographical novel. The narrator, ostensibly the author... (read more)

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Zubaida's Window: A Novel of Iraqi Exile (Women Writing the Middle East)
Zubaida's Window: A Novel of Iraqi Exile (Women Writing the Middle East)
by Iqbal Al Qazwini
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Noted Iraqi journalist's fictional narrative of an Iraqi exile watching her country destroyed on television.... (read more)

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Istanbul Blues (Turkish Literature)
Istanbul Blues (Turkish Literature)
by Buket Uzuner
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The stories in Istanbul Blues are filled with Buket Uzuners remarkable sensitivity and psychological insight, taking us into the memories and imaginations of children and adults, and exploring shared history, love, and attachment—to family... (read more)

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The House of Jasmine (Interlink World Fiction)
The House of Jasmine (Interlink World Fiction)
by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
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"Set in 1970s Alexandria, Egypt, Meguid's deeply satisfying new novel (after No One Sleeps in Alexandria) chronicles a brief but significant period in the life of Shagara Muhammad ‘Ali. At the shipyard where he works, one of his duties is... (read more)

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Days in the Diaspora: A Modern Egyptian Novel
Days in the Diaspora: A Modern Egyptian Novel
by Kamal Ruhayyim
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"How could a good Muslim boy like you be born into a Jewish family!" For Galal, forced to leave Egypt in the 1960s Jewish exodus with his family, the Diaspora has none of the beauty of a rich tapestry of history; it is a day-to-day struggle to fit into... (read more)

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The Lady from Tel Aviv
The Lady from Tel Aviv
by Rabai Al Madhoun
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Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2010. "Will take you to the height of reading pleasure."—Elias Khoury Walid Dahman is going home. Returning to Gaza after nearly four decades in exile, he looks forward to reconnecting with... (read more)

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Things We Left Unsaid
Things We Left Unsaid
by Zoya Pirzad
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This multi-award winning novel set in southern Iran follows an Iranian-Armenian housewifes struggles to find fulfilment within her familys expectations. A model 1960s wife and mother, Clarisse leads an unremarkable life. She has all shes ever wanted: a... (read more)

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Revolution Street
Revolution Street
by Amir Hassan Cheheltan
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An uncensored and unflinching tale of power, corruption and love, set against the roiling aftermath of the Islamic Revolution - the first in an unforgettable trilogy about everyday life in contemporary Tehran. Fattah is middle-aged and unmarried. A... (read more)

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Sirens of Baghdad (07 Edition)
Sirens of Baghdad (07 Edition)
by Khadra
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Distant View of a Minaret (87 Edition)
Distant View of a Minaret (87 Edition)
by Alifa Rifaat
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Strand of a Thousand Pearls
Strand of a Thousand Pearls
by Dorit Rabinyan
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The Amos Oz Reader
The Amos Oz Reader
by Amos Oz
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A rich and varied selection of writings—from the early sixties to the present—by Amos Oz, one of Israels leading novelists, public intellectuals, and political activists. The Amos Oz Reader draws on Oz's entire body of work and is loosely... (read more)

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Illusion of Return (08 Edition)
Illusion of Return (08 Edition)
by Samir El-youssef
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Praise for Samir El-Youssef's The Illusion of Return "[A] vivid portrait of life in wartime Lebanon, and the temporary refuge provided by friends... poignant and evocative." —The Economist “El-Youssef is unflinchingly critical of aspects of... (read more)

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Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Words Without Borders Anthologies)
Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Words Without Borders Anthologies)
by Reza Aslan
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Featuring marvelous translations of works from countries as diverse as Morocco and Iran, Turkey and Pakistan, Tablet and Pen finally endows twentieth-century Middle Eastern literature with a primacy in the English language that it much deserves. Edited... (read more)

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Liberated Bride (03 Edition)
Liberated Bride (03 Edition)
by A. B. Yehoshua
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "A world-class writer at the height of his powers." --The Boston Globe Yochanan Rivlin, professor of Near Eastern studies at Haifa University, is a man of boundless and often naïve curiosity. His wife Hagit is tolerant of... (read more)

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