Rooftops of Tehran: A Novel

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Berkley #ad - He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. In a middle-class neighborhood of iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next.

From "a striking new talent"sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution. But the bliss of pasha and zari's stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police.

Rooftops of Tehran: A Novel #ad - The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice. In this poignant, mahbod seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share.

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New Boy: William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel Hogarth Shakespeare

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Hogarth #ad - By the end of the day, the school and its key players—teachers and pupils alike—will never be the same again. Peeking over the shoulders of four 11 year olds—osei, and his reluctant "girlfriend" Mimi—Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, Ian, Dee, bullying, and betrayal will leave you reeling.

But one student can’t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. The tragedy of othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers.

New Boy: William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel Hogarth Shakespeare #ad - Tracy chevalier brings shakespeare’s Othello—a harrowing drama of jealousy and revenge—to a 1970s era elementary school playground. Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat’s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day—so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school.

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Girls of Riyadh

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Penguin Books #ad - Living in restrictive riyadh but traveling all over the globe, these modern Saudi women literally and figuratively shed traditional garb as they search for love, fulfillment, and their place somewhere in between Western society and their Islamic home. When rajaa alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi women—their private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their culture—she caused a sensation across the Arab world.

. Now in english, alsanea’s tale of the personal struggles of four young upper-class women offers Westerners an unprecedented glimpse into a society often veiled from view.

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The Blood of Flowers: A Novel

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great. Forced into a secret marriage to a wealthy man, the young woman finds herself faced with a daunting decision: forsake her own dignity, or risk everything she has in an effort to create a new life.

Despite her lowly station, the young woman blossoms as a brilliant designer of carpets, a rarity in a craft dominated by men. But while her talent flourishes, her prospects for a happy marriage grow dim. In 17th-century iran, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. A sensuous and richly-imagined historical novel that centers on a skilled young carpet weaver, her arranged marriage, and her quest for self-determination in 17th-century Persia.

The Blood of Flowers: A Novel #ad - But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry.

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The Septembers of Shiraz: A Novel P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody and Salma HayekIn the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy.

As isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.

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Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2016 MLA Update

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - With new and expanded coverage of presentations and multimodal projects, integrated advice for writers from all language and educational backgrounds, and help learning the moves that make expert writers credible, The Everyday Writer with Exercises is the encouraging guide students need to take their writing to the next level.

. The illustrations, by eisner award nominee GB Tran, offer a high-interest approach to writing processes and encourage students to open and use their handbook. And andrea’s friendly voice is always front and center, ready to answer any question. This title has been updated to reflect the 2016 mla updates! our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition.

Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2016 MLA Update #ad - The everyday writer with Exercises shows novice writers how to navigate rhetorical situations and make effective choices everywhere they write. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Contexts for writing keep changing, and Andrea Lunsford knows that every writer needs to engage with audiences and communicate ideas every day.

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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus The Myths

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Canongate U.S. #ad - The maids form a chanting and singing chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn’t hold water: there are too many inconsistencies.

Margaret atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, “I’ve chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. I’ve always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself.

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus The Myths #ad - One of the high points of literary fiction in 2005, this critically acclaimed story found a vast audience and is finally available in paperback.

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Patterns for College Writing

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - In patterns for college writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, research, patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader; and the most comprehensive coverage of argumentative writing—all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country.

Laurie kirszner and stephen mandell, authors with thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. And the new edition includes exciting new readings, images, and debate and casebook topics.

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Medea and Other Plays: Medea/ Alcestis/The Children of Heracles/ Hippolytus Penguin Classics

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Penguin #ad - Alcestis is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and The Children of Heracles examines conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity. Translated by jOHN DAVIE. Alcestis/medea/the children of heracles/hippolytus'one of the best prose translations of Euripides I have seen' Robert FaglesThis selection of plays shows Euripides transforming the titanic figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings.

Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Medea is a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case.

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Equal of the Sun: A Novel

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Scribner #ad - Pari and her closest adviser, javaher, a eunuch able to navigate the harem as well as the world beyond the palace walls, possess an incredible tapestry of secrets that explode in a power struggle of epic proportions. Legendary women—from anne boleyn to queen Elizabeth I to Mary, Queen of Scots—changed the course of history in the royal courts of sixteenth-century England.

But when the shah dies without having named an heir, the court is thrown into tumult. Princess pari, the shah’s daughter and protégée, knows more about the inner workings of the state than almost anyone, but her maneuvers to instill order after her father’s sudden death incite resentment and dissent.

Amirrezvani is a master storyteller, and in her lustrous prose this rich and labyrinthine world comes to vivid life with a stunning cast of characters, passionate and brave men and women who defy or embrace their destiny in a Machiavellian game played by those who lust for power and will do anything to attain it.

Equal of the Sun: A Novel #ad - . They are celebrated in history books and novels, lobbied for power on behalf of their sons, who formed alliances, served as key advisers to rulers, but few people know of the powerful women in the Muslim world, and ruled in their own right. In equal of the sun, loyalty, anita amirrezvani’s gorgeously crafted tale of power, and love in the royal court of Iran, she brings one such woman to life, Princess Pari Khan Khanoom Safavi.

Based loosely on the life of princess pari Khan Khanoom, Equal of the Sun is a riveting story of political intrigue and a moving portrait of the unlikely bond between a princess and a eunuch. Iran in 1576 is a place of wealth and dazzling beauty.

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