Other Middle East

Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen
Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan,...
April 28, 2015
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
Anchor Books
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
Anchor Books
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
The Seattle Times
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Chicago Tribune

A New York Times...

June 3, 2014
Monotonous Chaos of Existence

The stories within Hisham Bustani's The Monotonous Chaos of Existence explore the turbulent transformation in contemporary Arab societies. With a deft and poetic touch, Bustani examines...

January 18, 2022
Mason Jar Press
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
Picador USA
352 Pages
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
Hachette Books
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
Back Bay Books
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
Interlink Books

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