By Dale V. S. Bradshaw, Kelly E.B. Beatty
A hundred striking yet usual ladies percentage insights on their careers to motivate youngster women and younger women.
By Adam Baker
The realm has been overrun by means of a deadly an infection, ravaged by means of a pathogen that leaves its sufferers locked half-way among existence and loss of life. ny, bombed to avoid the unfold of the ailment, has been lowered to radioactive rubble. A rescue squad enters the subway tunnels underneath long island, trying to find the only guy who can create an antidote. The squad conflict floodwaters, deadly radiation and contaminated, irradiated survivors as they race opposed to the affliction that threatens to extinguish the human race.
By Sasan Tavassoli
The interface among the present Shi‘ite panorama and Christian considering is of the best value for the moving political and spiritual dynamics of the center East. Sasan Tavassoli right here examines Iranian Shi‘ite thinkers’ encounters with Christian inspiration because the Islamic revolution of 1979, and gives perception into the cultural and highbrow weather surrounding Christian-Muslim discussion in modern Iran. The literature on Christianity in Iran finds a variety of ways and attitudes, and Tavassoli demonstrates that conventional polemics are giving option to a extra descriptive and subjective figuring out of Christian suggestion. He additionally reports Muslim-Christian discussion and learn carried out and supported via governmental in addition to non-governmental enterprises, and provides an in depth exam, with interviews, of the paintings of 3 well-known liberal non secular intellectuals--Abdol Karim Soroush, Mostafa Malekian and Mojtahed Shabestari. putting modern Shi‘ite notion within the extensive historic context of pre- and post-revolution Iran, Tavassoli relates concrete spiritual, cultural and socio-political realities to the subjects and orientations within the most up-to-date section of the Shi‘i Islam-Christianity come across, and gives clean perception into the dynamism of latest Islam and the spiritual complexities of the Muslim global.
By Samuel Daiches
A number of the earliest books, relatively these courting again to 1900s and ahead of, are actually tremendous scarce and more and more dear. we're republishing those vintage works in reasonable, prime quality, smooth versions, utilizing the unique paintings and textual content.
By Imam al-Ghazālī
Covers these dimensions of Islamic rituals of worship – prayer, almsgiving, fasting, Pilgrimage, and so on. that are necessary to the fulfilment of internal caliber. contains decisions from al-Ghazali's Iḥyā, a pivotal paintings within the background of Islamic proposal.
By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
He notion lifeless males instructed no tales...
The murders have been undesirable adequate yet what Sheriff Dan Gillis couldn't comprehend have been the novices to Porter's Bluff, and their eerie resemblance to humans he had noticeable useless and buried.
He couldn't inform Janet, simply because even his appealing spouse was once appearing unusually in recent times. used to be he imagining issues? Or used to be anything evil preying at the sleepy city of Porter's Bluff, whatever as shadowy because the faceless killers who roamed the land?
By Robert Irwin
The hero and guiding strength of this epic myth is an insomniac younger guy who, not able to sleep, publications the reader in the course of the slender streets of Cairo-a mysterious urban packed with deceit and trickery. He narrates a posh tangle of goals and imaginings that describe an environment consistently moving among sumptuously discovered orientalism, erotic event, and dry humor. the result's a thought-provoking puzzle field of intercourse, philosophy, and theology.
Reminiscent of Italo Calvino, and Umberto Eco, this cult vintage is eventually again in print!
From Publishers Weekly
Irwin's reissued 1983 vintage combines the genres of travelogue, myth, dream narrative, novel and confessional into one beguiling complete. Balian, an English undercover agent employed by way of France to move on a fact-finding challenge to Cairo in 1486, is stunned while certainly one of his fellow tourists is abducted. he's much more shocked whilst he's bothered via the "Arabian Nightmare": he starts to have very complicated goals and wakes up bleeding from the nostril and mouth. A mysterious determine named the daddy of the Cats claims to wish to aid Balian yet does he? To make concerns worse, there are rumors vicious assassin is at the free in Cairo. each try Balian makes to depart town is foiled, as one supposedly well-intentioned determine after one other leads him into the ever-deepening maze of the city's underworld, populated through whores, giggling dervishes, conversing apes and lepers who all weave their respective spells with distinctive energy. relocating gracefully via a boggling variety of reversals, stories-within-stories, and fake strategies, the narrative winds its manner towards a end as baffling and profound as every little thing that has preceded it. there are many moments while the tale turns into too complicated to persist with yet this is often essentially a part of the plan. a piece of fiction with the delicate, intoxicating structure of a poem, this cult favourite in actual fact merits renewed publicity and attention. B&w illus.
Copyright 2002 Cahners company details, Inc.
From Library Journal
This attention-grabbing, particularly advanced first novel by way of a former medieval historian might be learn on a number of degrees. at the floor it's the picaresque story of a tender English pilgrim's trials and tribulations in late-15th-century Cairo. Recruited as a secret agent by way of the French king, he unearths himself, or believes himself to be, pursued either in the course of his waking and sound asleep hours by means of a wierd collection of characters, from an previous Egyptian magician to a leperous Christian knight. however the tale can also be a philosophic fantasyan exploration into the character of goals and storytelling and the ways that they interface. Or is it fairly a trip into the schizophrenic brain the place phantoms exchange fact? whereas earthy and infrequently fairly funny, the novel's intricacy is probably going to place off the overall reader. those that like a problem, even if, will locate their perseverance amply rewarded.
David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Copyright 1987 Reed enterprise details, Inc.
By Brett McBean
Deep in the Tasmanian barren region lies Boolool Kiambram - lifeless Tree woodland. To the neighborhood Aborigines, Boolool Kiambram potential dying. A curse was once positioned over the wooded area greater than a century in the past, and the locals understand that when you input the monstrous expanse of leafless bushes and ash-like soil, you are by no means to return.
To others, useless Tree wooded area is a legend. a few are interested in the journey and secret of the fabled wooded area of useless bushes; others, reminiscent of Ray Lambert, are interested in the legend of the lady murdered within the woodland and the treasure she took along with her to her grave - a treasure that supposedly comprises impressive powers.
When Ray travels to lifeless Tree woodland within the desire of discovering the buried treasure, what he and his pals locate is the stressed spirit of the murdered lady, and a curse that may not allow them to go away until eventually blood has been spilled and the wrongs of the earlier were avenged.