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.
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.
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...
A wannabe writer tries to write a diary about his own life after reading Kafka, but soon becomes frustrated with the how benign his life is. A first novel by Saudi author and poet, Aziz Mohammed.
A young woman sees herself in the unfinished manuscript she is reading. It is about a woman dominated by fear. A second novel by Syrian writer, Dima Wannous, who was named one of the most talented 39 writers under the age of 40 by the Beirut39 project.
A young girl is taken to London for a medical procedure, but then is unable to return to her home in Gaza because of the Nakba. Renamed Christina, she is raised and educated in London. When her adoptive father dies, his sisters send her back to Gaza to fend for herself and find her family.
A family is evicted from their house and land by Israeli settlers. Years later, the adult grandson tries to return to the village to visit the old house, but is refused entry by the current resident. A fight ensues, someone dies, and the grandson relives his life in memories from a prison cell. The second novel by Palestinian...