World History/Politics/Current Affairs
A Cultural Guide
An entertainingly written and concise guide to Oxford and its history, Oxford
explores the city's literary legacy, architecture, religion, theater, film, art, leisure pursuits, commerce, social history and social change.
World Travel/Cadogan Guides USA
Illustrated Gift Books
History of International Fashion
“Grumbach is a living encyclopedia about French fashion’s creative legacy, and its industrial history… He compiled his experiences and brushes with some of the 20thcentury’s most important fashion figures…"—Miles Socha, European Editor Women’s Wear Daily
Inside the Lebanese Street Corner Bakery
Barbara Abdeni Massaad’s cookbook is dedicated entirely to the art of creating the perfect man’oushé
. With over 70 simple recipes, it offers you a way to enjoy these typical pies—traditionally baked in street corner bakeries—in the comfort of your own home.
Recipes from the Middle East & beyond“Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavors distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen.” —Bruno Loubet
40 Nutritious Recipes to Transform the Way You Eat
The ultimate beginners guide to spiralizing, featuring over 40 quick and easy recipes for super-healthy, flavor-packed, spiralized meals. A brief introduction to spiralizing explains all of the health benefits and features a step-by-step guide to transforming your vegetables with a few cranks of a spiralizer's handle.
Biographies & Memoirs
His Life and World
“A splendid biography...”
—The Boston Globe
“A solid biography... exhaustive... attractive to anyone who has been touched by his writings.”
A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici
This groundbreaking biography of Fakhr ad-Din, Prince of the Druze, is based on the author's vivid new translations of contemporary sources in Arabic and other languages. It brings to life one remarkable man's beliefs and ambitions, uniquely illuminating the elusive interface between Eastern and Western culture.
Dreams of Maryam Tair
Blue Boots and Orange Blossoms
Outside of time, the legendary queen Sheherazade tells a little girl a story that has happened, and is yet to happen. Dreams of Maryam Tair brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor, of curses, witches, djinns and demons. But it is also a very present-day Casablanca: a raw, pitiless landscape of crumbling urbanism and rusty ports, of bureaucrats and student revolts, and of a deep human solitude.
Lusaka Punk and Other Stories
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015
A wonderful collection of short stories from Africa's best fiction writers. Hints of an orphan's identity bring poignant understanding of his world; the slow realization that a narrator is blind; delicate allusion to homosexual love; a disfigured human body and teenage escapades; a nameless wife's insecurities barely mask her understanding of injustice; and dark passions rise out of a surreal resistance culture.
Chinese Love Poetry
The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems.
Poetry of Arab Women, The
A Contemporary Anthology
Winner of the PEN Oakland Literary Award 2002
"Ancient Arab women are sometimes anthologized, but contemporary poets don't get the attention that they deserve and that this ambitious volume begins to give them...out of a cacophony of voices, styles, and visions, deeper understanding of what it means to be an Arab and a poet...this anthology answers a long-felt need, and its arrival should be celebrated."
Language & Reference
A SourcebookThe essential textile and design source book packed full of vibrant color combinations and magnificent patterns from around the world
Children's Picture Books
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook“Paul Yee draws on his deep knowledge of Chinese culture and history to create and retell these tales. They are full of witches, monkey gods, and magic makers. They unearth the full variety of human nature and experience.”
—from the foreword by Jane Yolen
The Snow Princess
“Sanderson’s resplendent oils have a suitably chilly polish, and children will be transfixed by the characters’ elaborate Byzantine costumes.”—Booklist