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The Kite Runner
4.22
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Jan 10, 2005
Dec 12, 2007
 
Swallows of Kabul
3.63
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May 28, 2006
Dec 13, 2007
 
The Bookseller of Kabul
3.74
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Mar 30, 2006
Dec 13, 2007
 
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties
3.79
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Feb 02, 2006
Dec 13, 2007
 
Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine
3.68
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Jan 29, 2006
Dec 13, 2007
 
The Fall of Baghdad
3.99
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Feb 15, 2006
Feb 26, 2013
 
Ester's Child
3.97
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Mar 2004
Dec 13, 2007
 
Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains
4.19
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Jan 2003
Dec 13, 2007
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran
3.55
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Sep 26, 2005
Dec 13, 2007
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.31
this was a good story that kept me interested. i don't really have much to say beyond that.
Jan 2008
Dec 13, 2007
 
A Hologram for the King
3.32
A really disappointing book. I probably would have given up on this book if I hadn't had faith that Dave Eggers would pull through in the end. There w ...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
4.20
see persepolis 2
Dec 30, 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
4.21
The author of this book has an amazing story. He grew up in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and against all odds and eventually graduates from medica ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
Redeployment
4.03
This is a book of short stories that all deal with the wars in Iraq and members of the military and veterans. A lot of the stories were very disturbin ...more
Mar 27, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
I should start by saying that I really think Greg Mortenson is doing really good work and I value his philosophy of fighting terrorism with education ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Apr 07, 2008
 
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
4.20
This book gives a good, basic summary of the recent history of Iran and a engaging perspective on life during the Islamic Revolution. The book has ver ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
4.12
This book tells the story of the author, Ariel Sabar, and his father, Yona. The story begins when Yona is a Jewish boy growing up in Kurdish Iraq in t ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
 
To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America
4.06
i love memoirs that provide insight into historical events. and i particularly loved this one because it was so honest and never resorted to political ...more
May 03, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
 
And the Mountains Echoed
4.01
I really loved the first 3/4 of this book. And I liked the last 1/4. Each section is told from a different point of view and often at the end of a sec ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
 
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
3.60
This book is written by an American woman who travels to Afghanistan and starts a beauty school. At first I was a little skeptical of the idea, thinki ...more
May 13, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
3.75
This book is the story of Nujood Ali, the first child bride in Yemen to be awarded a divorce. Her story is sad and powerful, and she demonstrated a lo ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Palestine
4.19
In this graphic novel, Joe Sacco recounts the time he spent in Palestine in the early 1990s. He traveled to the area because he felt that journalists ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City
4.14
In Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Guy Delisle tells of the year he spent living in Jerusalem while his wife was stationed there with Doctor ...more
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
Three Apples Fell From Heaven
3.94
This book was really hard to read, for a lot of reasons. It is about the Armenian genocide, and there are a lot of parts that are really graphic and I ...more
Nov 24, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
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