American Dervish

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents Then Mina arrives, and everything changes n nMina is Hayat s mother s oldest

The Ruins of Us

More than two decades after moving to Saudi Arabia and marrying powerful Abdullah Baylani, American born Rosalie learns that her husband has taken a second wife That discovery plunges their family into chaos as Rosalie grapples with leaving Saudi Arabia, her life, and her family behind Meanwhile,

Watched

Marina Budhos s extraordinary and timely novel examines what it s like to grow up under surveillance, something many Americans experience and most Muslim Americans know Naeem is far from the model teen Moving fast in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens is the only way he can outrun the eyes of

The Good Muslim

From prizewinning Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam comes her deeply moving second novel about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh, seen through the intimate lens of a family n nPankaj Mishra praised A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam s debut novel, as a startlingly accomplished and gripping novel

Bright Lines

A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, Bright Lines follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past n nFor as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home Orphaned as a child after her parents murder, and afflicted with hal

A Beautiful Lie

An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even far reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family The main character is Bilal, a boy determined to protect his d

The Kite Runner

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the pos

Ayesha at Last

A modern day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love n nAyesha Shamsi has a lot going on Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that

Amina's Voice

Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin Except now that she s in middle school everything feels different Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the cool girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name