Reading Guides





Reading Guides

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  1. Book ImageArabian Jazz

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New YorkerMore

  2. Book ImageOrigin

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    “Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically.”—Sarah Weinman, Baltimore SunMore

  3. Book ImageCrescent

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  4. Book ImageBirds of Paradise

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    “A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington PostMore

  5. Book ImageOne Hundred Names for Love

    Diane Ackerman

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
    Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award

    "A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington PostMore

  6. Book ImageThe Zookeeper's Wife

    Diane Ackerman

    The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.

    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.More

  7. Book ImageThe Human Age

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  8. Book ImagePiece of Mind

    Michelle Adelman

    Told with warmth and intelligence, Piece of Mind introduces one of the most endearing and heroic characters in contemporary fiction.More

  9. Book ImageMeeting Faith

    Faith Adiele

    A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.More

  10. Book ImageRotten English

    Dohra Ahmad

    A global anthology of fiction and poetry in vernacular English.More

  11. Book ImageI, The Divine

    Rabih Alameddine

    Named after the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt, red-haired Sarah Nour El-Din is "wonderful, irresistibly unique, funny, and amazing," raves Amy Tan. Determined to make of her life a work of art, she tries to tell her story, sometimes casting it as a memoir, sometimes a novel, always fascinatingly incomplete.More

  12. Book ImageLeela's Book

    Alice Albinia

    With a nod to the Indian masterpiece the Mahabharata, a multithraded, raucous epic about family and faith.More

  13. Book ImageLeela's Book

    Alice Albinia

    “Steeped in the tradition of the Indian epic, yet modern and vastly entertaining.”—The Times (London)More

  14. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  15. Book ImageGenesis

    Robert Alter

    "[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond."—Robert FaglesMore

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