A sweeping fictional biography of two of the most prominent women in the Umayyad Era. Aisha Bint Talha and Sukaina Bint al-Hussein were both from prominent political families in the Caliphate. They were among the first women to hold literary salons in the Middle Ages to welcome nobles, scholars, writers, and poets. This novel reveals...
The author was accused of insulting Turkey for writing this book and nearly went to prison. It tells the story of two families, one Turkish and one Armenian-American, as they struggle to forge their identities against the backdrop of Turkey's violent history.
Gertrude Bell broke all the rules about how Victorian women were supposed to behave. She was an academic, linguist, politician, and adventurer who was a peer of Lawrence of Arabia and an adviser to kings. This is the carefully researched, mesmerizing biographical novel of this amazing woman by Alan Gold.
Written under the pseudonym that can be translated as, Dick the Supernatural, this is a collection of stories and musings posted on Facebook by an anonymous Jordanian blogger who has a community of followers on FB, Twitter and Youtube numbering more than 300,000.
The classic, yet still terrifying, dystopian novel by George Orwell tells of life in 1984 Oceania. Ruled by the Party and under the watchful, intrusive eye of Big Brother, Winston Smith is guilty of undiscovered "thought crimes" who, as the result of an illicit affair becomes involved with the resistance.
Originally published in 1847, this classic work by Charlotte Brontë revolutionized the art of fiction with its exploration of "the private consciousness" which included sexuality, religion, and classism. The novel follows Jane Eyre, and her emotions and experiences, as she grows to adulthood and falls in love with Mr. Rochester.
Paulo Coelho's gripping biographical novel about Mata Hari, an exotic dancer turned wrongly accused spy. He weaves a riveting tale of her life through a fictional letter she writes to her lawyer from prison. Here in German, translated from the Portuguese.
Relates the story of Tetsuya, the best archer of the country, who conveys his teachings to a boy in his village. The daily work, discipline and effort to overcome difficulties, as well as the courage to make risky decisions are themes that appear throughout the novella. Coelho focuses on the values that govern our day to day life...
A Jordanian immigrant to the USA returns to Amman to build his life again in his home country. He partners with a friend to open a coffee shop that soon becomes a popular hangout in Amman. Here, in this shop, all the hopes, fears, and disappointments of the customers are expressed without judgment. The newly returned immigrant must...