Most widely held works by Firdous Bamji
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared-- arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda.
The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Off the eastern coast of Inda lies an extraordinary cluster of islands known as the Sundarbans. It is a raw but a beautiful sea--a place of man-eating tigers, river dolphins, huge crocodiles and devistating tides that sweep across the terrain without remorse. In this exotic land, marine biologist Piya, fisherman Fokir and translator Kanai meet. As they travel deep into the remote archipelago, they experience a territory at risk not only from natural disaster, but also from human foolishness and volatile politics.
The Echelon vendetta by David Stone ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
When his "company" friend is gruesomely slain in a sleepy Tuscan village and the dead man's family later butchered in their London home, CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton takes action. Soon he is on the trail of an elusive fiend whose flair for ornamental blade-work suggests a link to American Indian mysticism. As the body count rises, the targets include active and inactive CIA agents and independent contractors--all with some connection to Echelon, an enigmatic Langley enterprise. Revenge may be the motive--but for what?
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Wrongly accused of spying after the Iranian Revolution, Isaac Amin is tossed into prison, forcing his wife to desperately search for him.
The enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Rushdie pens the story of a European traveler and the extraordinary tale he shares with 16th-century Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. The traveler claims to be the son of a Mughal princess forgotten by time. If his tale is true, what happened to the princess?
Six graves to Munich by Mario Cleri ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
In the final days of the Second World War, Michael Rogan, a young American soldier, is brutally tortured by Nazi officers and left for dead. Vowing revenge, he begins a quest to track down and kill each one of his tormentors. Dark, violent, and graphic, this addictive thriller about how far one man will go for justice grips from first to last.
Siddhartha an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?
The war within ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A would-be suicide bomber has a crisis of conscience after most of the other members of his cell are arrested.
Bloodmoney a novel of espionage by David Ignatius ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Deep within Pakistan's borders, a secret CIA team is being systematically dismantled by a cunning enemy. Soon, Sophie Marx, a young, ambitious agent, is on the ground searching for answers. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers a devastating betrayal and must risk more than her life to save the world from a terrifying fate.
The wish maker by Ali Sethi ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Cousins Zaki and Samar grow up in a household of strong women just as incredible social and political changes grip their country of Pakistan.
The Elephanta suite by Paul Theroux ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Theroux weaves together three captivating novellas, each conveying the thrill--and possible danger--experienced by Westerners intent on losing themselves in the mystical splendor of India.
The gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
At the casino in Roulettenburg, Germany, a Russian family awaits news that a wealthy relative has died. To their dismay, Granny (far from dead), arrives and begins gambling away their inheiritance at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, Alexey Ivanovich, a notorious gambler, longs for a member of the family, but fate seems determined to keep them apart. As fortunes are squandered and gained, lives are increasingly tied to the fickle rules of chance.
Step across this line collected nonfiction 1992-2002 by Salman Rushdie ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie offers incisive, often humorous takes on literature, culture and world events in this New York Times Notable Book. In these stimulating pieces, Rushdie addresses a variety of subjects, including the death of the novel, India, soccer and the Rolling Stones.
In other rooms, other wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Each compelling tale revolves around the life and legacy of K.K. Harouni, a wealthy landowner in feudal, corruption-fueled Lahore. In this cutthroat society, a servant girl can immediately gain prestige by seducing a powerful married man--and then lose it just as swiftly.
The assassin's song by M. G Vassanji ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Karsan Dargawalla leaves India for a new life before attempting to come to terms with his heritage--and the father he left behind.
Provide, provide from the collection In other rooms, other wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
When Zainab abandons her weakling husband to marry the well-placed household servant of an opulent Lahore family, her newfound comfort and standing may be short-lived.
Curse of the pharaohs my adventures with mummies by Zahi A Hawass ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Zahi A. Hawass, currently in charge of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, tells true stories of archaeology and Egypt's treasures.
Tutankhamun the mystery of the boy king by Zahi A Hawass ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hawass, director of excavations at the Giza pyramids and head of Egypt's archaeological council, offers a solid summary of the complex and controversial 18th dynasty in which Tut lived.
Homebody/Kabul ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Suburbia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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