• Memoirs

      Weeds Don't Perish

      Memoirs of a Defiant Old Woman

      by Hanna Braun

      This is the story of a life lived to the full. Hanna Braun was born in 1927 to a Jewish family living in Germany. The family immigrated to Palestine in 1937, shortly after Hitler came to power in Germany and the onset of Jewish persecution there. During t

    • Travel writing

      Hammaming in the Sham

      A Journey Through the Turkish Baths of Damascus, Aleppo and Beyond

      by Richard Boggs

      Legend has it that Damascus once had 365 hammams or 'Turkish baths': one for each day of the year. Originally part of an ancient Roman tradition, hammams were absorbed by Islam to such an extent that many became almost annexes to nearby mosques. For centu

    • Biography: general

      Children of Catastrophe

      Journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to America

      by Jamal Kanj

      The remarkable story of a Palestinian refugee, following his - journey from childhood in a refugee camp in Lebanon, becoming - a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, - through to eventual emigration, a new life in the United - States, and a ær

    • Islam

      Al-Qushayri's Epistle on Sufism

      Al-risala Al-qushayriyya Fi 'Ilm Al-tasawwuf

      by Abu 'L-qasim Al-qushayri

      The author of the Epistle on Sufism, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Qushayri (376/986-465/1074), was a famous Sunni scholar and mystic (Sufi) from Khurasan in Iran. His Epistle is probably the most popular Sufi manual ever. Written in 437/1045, it has served as a primar

    • Memoirs

      Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem

      by Sahar Hamouda

      Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem tells the saga of a Palestinian family living in Jerusalem during the British mandate, and its fate in the diaspora following the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. The story is told by two voices: a mother, who wa

    • Historical fiction

      I Am Cyrus

      The Story of the Real Prince of Persia

      by Alexander Jovy

      This stunning novel brings to life the enthralling world of Cyrus the Great, the leader of Ancient Persia - the world's first great empire - and the life and times of Cyrus himself, a magnificent leader whose passion won the hearts of his subjects and of

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      August 2012

      The Knot in the Rug

      by Masoud Behnoud

      Masoud Behnoud’s The Knot in the Rug is an epic tale of life, love, loss and loyalty. The book’s heroine, a Persian princess named Khanoum, is forced to leave the comfort of her aristocratic Qajar home and flee for Europe. Born in 1900 Khanoum lives throu

    • Travel writing

      Tearing Up the Silk Road

      From China to Istanbul, Through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus

      by Tom Coote

      Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue, detailing a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. While rushing through from East to West, Tom Coote meets, befriends and argues wi

    • December 2012

      Becoming Plural

      A Tale of Two Sudans

      by Richard Boggs

      In July 2011, Sudan officially ‘became plural’, as the country split in two; the unofficial north–south divide between the Arab-dominated north and the more ethnically African south was formalised, after the people of Southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly t

    • September 2012

      The Almond Tree

      by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

      Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid is however, powerless to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in constant fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. B

    • January 2013

      Jewel Fairies #2: Scarlett the Garnet Fairy

      by Daisy Meadows

      Seven jewels have been stolen from the Fairy Queen's crown! Without them, the Jewel Fairies' magical powers are fading. Read all seven books to find the jewels and save the fairies! Jack Frost is up to no good again! This time, he's stolen the seven j

    • September 2012

      Garnet Poems

      An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776

      by Edited by Dennis Barone, other Dick Allen

      Landmark collection illuminates the state through the work of its most prominent poets

    • September 2012

      Garnet Poems

      by Barone, Dennis

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