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Infected

Scott Sigler
Starred Review. In Sigler's riveting horror thriller, alien seeds from outer space infect a number of unlucky humans, who develop some unusual symptoms—itchy, blue triangular growths on their skin—that eventually result in the carriers becoming screaming, homicidal maniacs. CIA agent Dew Phillips must...

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Lisa See
See's engrossing novel set in remote 19th-century China details the deeply affecting story of lifelong, intimate friends (laotong, or "old sames") Lily and Snow Flower, their imprisonment by rigid codes of conduct for women and their betrayal by pride and love. While granting immediacy to Lily's voice,...

Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson
Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return,...

Marley and me

John Grogan
Don't ever confuse Lassie with Marley. Minding was something Marley couldn't quite manage - this is despite obedience school and concerted efforts by his adoptive parents, John and Jenny. Marley was a Lab with few of a Labrador Retriever with few of a Lab's characteristics. He was 97 pounds of almost...

TAXI

"A book to make you feel guilty you ever tried to bargain down a cab fare in any poor country." -Chicago Tribune
خالد الخميسي- Khaled Al Khameesy
"Taxi's brilliance is that it captures the point at which cabs cease to be just a means of transportation." -Foreign Policy Underscoring the most diverse species on the planet-the taxi driver-this striking portrait unveils the polluted, unforgiving streets of Cairo, a city that simply refuses to stand...

Modern Egyptian Authors

Being Abbas el Abd, A Dog with no tail, Cairo Swan Song
Ahmed Alaidy, Hamdi Abu Golayyel, Mekkawi Said
1. Being Abbas al Abd - The millennial generation’s most celebrated literary achievement.”—Al-Ahram Weekly “The first glimmer of hope for a true fictional renaissance—an instantly rewarding read embraced by an unprecedented range of literary figures”—The Daily Star What is madness?” asks the narrator...

60 L.E

Being Abbas el Abd

Ahmed Alaidy
The millennial generation’s most celebrated literary achievement.”—Al-Ahram Weekly “The first glimmer of hope for a true fictional renaissance—an instantly rewarding read embraced by an unprecedented range of literary figures”—The Daily Star What is madness?” asks the narrator of Ahmed Alaidy’s jittery,...

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Cairo Swan Song

also available in arabic
Mekkawi Said
Cairo, Mother of the World, embraces millions—but some of her children make their home in the streets, junked up and living in the shadows of wealth and among the monuments that the tourists flock to see. Mustafa, a former student radical who never believed in the slogans, sets out to tell their story,...

80 L.E

A Dog with No Tail

Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, 2008
Hamdi Abu Golayyel
In a world with no meaning, meaning is an act . . . This is a story about building things up and knocking them down. Here are the campfire tales of Egypt’s dispossessed and disillusioned, the anti-Arabian Nights. Our narrator, a rural immigrant from the Bedouin villages of the Fayoum, an aspiring novelist...

80 L.E

Voices in Refuge

Stories from Sudanese Refugees in Cairo
Edited by Nora Eltahawy and Brooke Comer and Amani Elshimi
Current estimates indicate the presence of anywhere between 20,000 and 250,000 Sudanese refugees in Egypt. The great discrepancy in figures, a result of contradictory new reports, is an important demonstration of the way the refugee situation in Cairo is perceived by various interest groups, many of...

60 L.E

Being Abbas el Abd



Translated by Humphrey Davies
Ahmed Alaidy
The millennial generation’s most celebrated literary achievement.”—Al-Ahram Weekly “The first glimmer of hope for a true fictional renaissance—an instantly rewarding read embraced by an unprecedented range of literary figures”—The Daily Star What is madness?” asks the narrator of Ahmed Alaidy’s jittery,...

100 L.E

Life Is More Beautiful than Paradise

A Jihadist’s Own Story
Khaled al-Berry
In 1986, when this autobiography opens, the author is a typical fourteen-year-old boy in Asyut in Upper Egypt. Attracted at first by the image of a radical Islamist group as “strong Muslims,” his involvement develops until he finds himself deeply committed to its beliefs and implicated in its activities....

Emma

Jane Austen
Emma is a novel about the dangers of misinterpreted romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as “handsome, clever, and rich.” The novel charts Emma’s gradual realization of her own lack of self-knowledge. It centers upon her determination to arrange her life...

The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot
Growing into a young woman, Maggie Tulliver finds herself unable to deal with her brother, Tom, or his realism and bourgeois standards. Unlike Tom, she has a spirited and lively imagination which makes her an outsider in her own society. Because she cannot adapt to the rules and standards of her community,...

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities was published in 1859. It is a story of incidents and events rather than of a character. The story is critical both of mob violence and aristocratic abuses which prompted the revolution. The novel traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French...
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