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The Oracle of Stamboul
3.48
it was amazing
4.5 stars actually.
Original review with additional historical bits at Layers of Thought.

A poetic page turning historical début with an unusual and pre
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Mar 15, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
A Map of Home: A Novel
3.74
really liked it


In this wonderful, humorous, and powerful story - Nidali is a strong teen caught between self discovery, and the constraints of war within a culture w
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Nov 22, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
 
The Conference of the Birds
4.23
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

A lovely hardbound book that is mostly art and a bit of written poetic philosophizing. It’s a rendition of
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Nov 30, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
An Iranian Metamorphosis
3.93
really liked it
Original review by John is posted at Layers of Thought.

A wonderful autobiographical graphic novel detailing the Kafkaesque story of Iranian cartoonist
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not set
Sep 29, 2014
 
The Song of the Whales
3.24
liked it


3.5 stars actually

Original review posted at Layers of Thought

A sweet and mostly realistic tale, with touches of the magical. The story addresses conne
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Jun 10, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
 
In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari
3.94
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

3.5 stars actually.

A purportedly true, but billed as fiction, tale of a young man’s harrowing travels out
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Jun 2012
May 13, 2011
 
The Garden of Last Days
3.45
liked it
This was an easy read, with an interesting and relevent story line - child abduction, terrorism, and how best intentions, beliefs and actions can conf ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 04, 2009
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran
3.58
it was ok
Didn't make it through this one.
Jan 2007
Feb 02, 2009
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
really liked it
In ejoyed this book. It really made me think how lucky women are in this country and in the Western world.
Jan 2008
Feb 02, 2009
 
Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
3.79
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Mar 16, 2009
 
Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq
4.16
None
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Apr 07, 2009
 
Memoirs of a Terrorist: The True Story of an Ex-Terrorist and His Wake-Up Call for America
4.23
None
not set
May 07, 2009
 
Secret Son
3.40
None
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Jun 16, 2009
 
The Weight of a Mustard Seed: An Iraqi General's Moral Journey During the Time of Saddam
3.33
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Jun 16, 2009
 
Finding Nouf
3.79
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Jun 16, 2009
 
Leaving Tangier
3.34
None
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Jun 16, 2009
 
The Red Tent
4.16
None
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Jun 22, 2009
 
The Night Counter
3.71
None
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Jul 06, 2009
 
My Guantanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me
4.08
None
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Jul 22, 2009
 
Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman: Sex and Romance in God's House
4.50
None
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Aug 19, 2009
 
Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq
4.06
None
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Mar 10, 2009
 
A Case of Exploding Mangoes
3.73
None
not set
Dec 13, 2009
 
Zeitoun
4.08
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Dec 16, 2009
 
Cairo
3.77
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Sweetness in the Belly
3.89
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Mar 25, 2010
 
Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq
3.93
None
not set
Mar 10, 2009
 
Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security & What to Do About It
3.71
None
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Apr 02, 2010
 
Mornings in Jenin
4.35
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Apr 02, 2010
 
The Dervish House
3.84
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Apr 28, 2010
 
The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris
3.12
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May 21, 2010
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