The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between

The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in BetweenFrom Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Hisham Matar, a memoir of his journey home to his native Libya in search of answers to his father s disappearance In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an

The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya

The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New LibyaAn action filled account of Libya after Qadhafi, and Hillary Clinton s legacy n nThe death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the

The Lion's Game (John Corey, #2)

The Lion's Game (John Corey, #2)Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet the pursuit and capture of the world s most dangerous terrorist a young Arab known as The Lion who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American

Anatomy of a Disappearance

Anatomy of a DisappearanceNuri is a young boy when his mother dies It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father Until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel As soon as Nuri sees her, the res

The Shadows of Ghadames

The Shadows of GhadamesThis story about a Muslim girl bound by traditional Islamic customs but who yearns for something explores women s rights, freedom, religion, and identity In the Libyan city of Ghadames, Malika watches her merchant father depart on one of his caravan expeditions She too yearns to travel to dis

Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution

Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of RevolutionOver a quarter century, the renowned British international correspondent Lindsey Hilsum has covered crisis and conflict around the world In February 2011, at the first stirrings of revolt, she went to Libya, and began to chronicle the personal stories of people living through a time of unprecedente

Under the Tripoli Sky

Under the Tripoli SkyA fascinating portrait of a pre Gaddafi society on the verge of change n nTripoli in the 1960 A sweltering, segregated society Hadachinou is a lonely boy His mother shares secrets with her best friend Jamila while his father prays at the mosque Sneaking through the sun drenched streets of Tripoli

The Map of Salt and Stars

The Map of Salt and StarsIt is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand painted maps, decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family But the country Nour s mother once knew is changing, and it is

Gold Dust

Gold DustGold Dust is a classic story of the brotherhood between man and beast, the thread of companionship that is all the difference between life and death in the desert It is a story of the fight to endure in a world of limitless and waterless wastes, and a parable of the struggle to survive in the most

Homeless Rats

Homeless RatsUnder the intolerable mid day sun a troupe of Bedouins set up camp on land previously ruled by desert creatures long legged rats, who bury themselves in tunnels to escape the heat, snakes who lurk in the shade, wise old tortoises, wolves and armies of rats As the humans begin to search for food, a

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