8 Unexpected Things I Learned During A Year Of Travel
In 2009 I got really fed up with my 9-5 job and decided to quite and spend a year backpacking around Asia. It took a year of living with my Mom, saving every dime and basically driving everyone in …
The Book of Fate
A teenager in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Massoumeh is an ordinary girl, passionate about learning. On her way to school she meets a local man and falls in love - but when her family discover his letters they accuse her of bringing them into dishonour. She is badly beaten by her brother, and her parents hastily arrange a marriage to a man she's never met. Facing a life without love, and the prospect of no education, Massoumeh is distraught - but a female neighbour urges her to comply: 'We each…
An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma
Why you should read it: The novel is a fascinating glimpse into Indian business culture and family culture, while also touching upon the hardly touched upon topic of child abuse and the cultural response to the subject.
I reject the claim that Islam is "inhospitable" to democracy as well as the notion that liberalism is inherently and uniquely "Western". In fact, enough progress can be shown empirically to demonstrate exactly the opposite.
A House Without Windows
A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood—an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture—from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When the Moon Is Low.
Review: ‘White Trash’ Ruminates on an American Underclass (Published 2016)
This new book by Nancy Isenberg retells United States history through the perspective of a segment of the weak, the powerless and the stigmatized.
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter|NOOK Book
'Absorbing . . . a testament to the ways in which narrative truth-telling—from the greatest works of literature to the most intimate family
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The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeer Sahota is a breathtaking, moving book for fans of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. An inspirational book to read.
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding (English, Arabic and Hebrew Edition)
Amazon.com: The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding (English, Arabic and Hebrew Edition) (9780743290487): Idliby, Ranya, Oliver, Suzanne, Warner, Priscilla: Books
Manto. Indian born (later moved to Pakistan) writer. Tried for Obscenity several times. But really he wasnt so obscene. His observations about the partition and events thereafter, the reflection of acute fundamentalism present in society and dissection of human character is something not to be missed. My life changed for the better after reading that two page story called Toba Tek Singh. Respect.
Standing Alone in Mecca
Standing Alone in Mecca book. Read 69 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As President Bush is preparing to invade Iraq, Wall Street ...
House Of Leaves author Mark Danielewski on five books that are disturbing but beautiful
With Reading List, The A.V. Club asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a singular theme.