War, Immigration, & Top-Flight Fiction | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2018

Abouzeid, Rania. No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria. Norton. Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780393609493. $26.95. CURRENT EVENTS/MIDDLE EAST For her in-depth coverage of the Middle East, Beirut-based Abouzeid has earned numerous honors, from the George Polk Award to the European Commission’s Anna Lindh Journalist Foundation Award. Here she gives a history […]

Must-Have Books on Syria: Check Your Collection | Wyatt’s World

The fractured country of Syria is once again front-page news, making this a moment to attend to the collection. Here are five essential titles to help readers understand past and current events in the war-torn region.

Nonfiction on War in the Middle East, Online Marketing, Service Dogs, Artistic Endeavors | Xpress Reviews

The Middle East and America’s impact as the world’s dominant military power, a solid primer on online marketing, an emotionally provocative and engaging book on training service animals, six creatives who took the less-traveled path in life

Voices of Iran | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

A memoir from Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi about her persecution in Iran; a collection of stories about Iranians who have fought for political change in a country where doing so could be extremely dangerous

A Total Hot Mess of Bookage | Books for Dudes

Transylvania Detective Squad

The BFD picks of December include a detective novel set in the afterlife; a book of poetic short stories all about faraway conflicts; three nonfiction titles about teamwork, heroism, and how far being nice can get you; a lifelong Sasquatch hunt; and Matt Sumell’s wicked rockin’ debut novel.