Other Middle East

The Language of Baklava: A Memoir

Diana Abu-Jaber's vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together delicious food memories that illuminate the two cultures of her childhood--American and Jordanian. Here are stories of being raised by a...

March 14, 2006
Paperback
Anchor Books
352 Pages
$16.95
The Hakawati

The Hakawati

Alameddine, Rabih
In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati...
June 2, 2009
Paperback
Anchor Books
513 Pages
$16.95
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle Eas

One of the Best Books of the Year:
The Christian Science Monitor
NPR
The Seattle Times
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Chicago Tribune

A New York Times...

June 3, 2014
Paperback
Anchor Books
624 Pages
$18.95
A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Freedom to Read Award
Winner of the Hubert Evans Prize

In the midst of an...

September 18, 2018
Paperback
Picador USA
352 Pages
$18.00
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history,...
August 1, 2006
Paperback
Hachette Books
$17.99
Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Familys Lust for Power Destroyed Syria

From a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-...

April 14, 2020
Paperback
Back Bay Books
592 Pages
$18.99
June Rain

June Rain

Douaihy, Jabbour ; Haydar, Pau
One of Lebanon's leading writers recreates a village forever transformed by the massacre of one Christian community by another, and its impact on a mother and her long-estranged son.

On June 16...

October 15, 2019
Paperback
Interlink Books
320 Pages
$16.00
The American Quarter

The American Quarter

Douaihy, Jabbour ; Haydar, Pau
A love letter to a city of his childhood, Jabbour Douaihy's The American Quarter is set in a small neighborhood in Tripoli, the ancient port on the northern coast of Lebanon. Unfolding at the height...
September 1, 2017
Paperback
Interlink Books
208 Pages
$15.00
From Beirut to Jerusalem (Revised)

If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it.---Seymour M. Hersh

One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut...

December 11, 2012
Paperback
Picador USA
656 Pages
$24.00
Beirut Hellfire Society

On a ravaged street overlooking a cemetery in a Christian enclave in war-torn 1970s Beirut, we meet Pavlov, the son of a local undertaker. When his father dies suddenly, Pavlov is approached by a...

July 14, 2020
Paperback
W. W. Norton & Company
304 Pages
$16.95

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