The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf
Malika Moustadraf (1969–2006) is a feminist icon in contemporary Moroccan literature, celebrated for her stark interrogation of gender and sexuality in North Africa. Blood Feast is the complete collection of Moustadraf’s published short fiction: haunting, visceral stories by a master of the genre. A teenage girl suffers through a dystopian rite... Read more »
When a young man is given the chance to rewrite his future, he doesn't realize the price he will pay for giving up his past...
Casablanca's stinking alleys are the only home that nineteen-year-old Youssef El-Mekki has ever known. Raised by his mother in a one-room home, he dreams of escape - until, one day, the father he thought dead turns out to... Read more »
"To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guidebook, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the most replete sightseer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbor of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the...Read more »
In the Country of Others
The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny that “lays bare women’s intimate, lacerating experience of war” (The New York Times Book Review)
After World War II, Mathilde leaves France for Morocco to be with her husband, whom she met while he was fighting for the French army. A spirited young... Read more »
“A hauntingly horrific debut novel with hints of a Hitchcockian twist, “Tangerine” by Christine Mangan is the tragic tale of 1950’s socialite Alice Shipley and her destitute friend, Lucy Mason, college roommates forever damaged by one dark and stormy night. One year later, a lucky Lucy finds a frail Alice self-medicating in Morocco with a free-loading husband by her side, desperately fighting the demons threatening her descent into madness. Could Lucy be Alice’s lucky charm and her missing link to an exciting life exploring the world without restraint or is she the manipulative mastermind determined to destroy Alice’s life once again?”Kristin, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
On Belonging in America
A New York Times Editors' Choice • Best Book of the Year: Time, NPR, Bookpage, L.A. Times
What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of American... Read more »
Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II
This rollicking and panoramic history of Casablanca during the Second World War sheds light on the city as a key hub for European and American powers, and a place where spies, soldiers, and political agents exchanged secrets and vied for control.
In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across... Read more »
Sex and Lies
True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World
"Jaw-dropping . . . Inspiring . . . A haunting and beautifully composed book . . . It blew my mind." --Lisa Taddeo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Three Women
A fearless exposé of the secrets and lies of women's intimate lives, by the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny, Adèle, and In the Country of Others
"All those in positions of... Read more »
In this stylish, haunting novel, journalist and novelist Lawrence Osborne explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of Moroccan Muslims and Western visitors who converge on a luxurious desert villa for a decadent weekend-long party.
David and Jo Henniger, a doctor and children's book author, in search of an escape from...
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco.
As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There's Murad, a gentle, unemployed... Read more »
The Travels of Ibn Battuta
Level 1: 400 Headwords: True Tales
'My first journey was a pilgrimage to Mecca. I got on a donkey and said "Goodbye" to my parents in Tangier when I was 21. My mother cried.' In this way Ibn Battuta, one of the greatest travellers in the world, begins telling his story to his nephew, Ahmed. His many journeys take him to new and interesting places far from home. He sees many... Read more »
The Perfect Nanny
For fans of The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante and the Netflix movie adaptation directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman
One of the 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR of The New York Times Book Review
The #1 international bestseller by the author of Adèle, Sex and Lies, and In the Country of Others
“A great novel . . . Incredibly engaging... Read more »
The Moroccan Girl
"Another Charles Cumming triumph.” —Jason Matthews, bestselling author of The Kremlin's Candidate
In this gripping contemporary thriller, a successful spy novelist is drawn into a real-life espionage plot when he’s ordered to find a mysterious fugitive on the alluring but deadly streets of Morocco.
Renowned author Kit Carradine is approached by an...