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Spectacular Reads in October

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Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot studies series killers... Her first mistake could be her last.

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Finding Mr. Right means never breaking bending the rules.

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Set in ancient Israel, DEBORAH RISING portrays the dramatic (and unlikely) rise of the first woman to lead a nation in recorded human history.

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To be with the man of her dreams, she’ll have to face her worst nightmares…

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Sometimes the only way through darkness is to return to where it began.

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Sometimes the end is just the beginning...


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Also by Vali Nasr:

The Dispensable Nation, April 2013
Forces Of Fortune, September 2009
Democracy in Iran, June 2006
The Shia Revival, August 2005

The Shia Revival
Vali Nasr

How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

W. W. Norton
August 2005
304 pages
ISBN: 0393062112
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Non-Fiction Political

The critical struggle between Shia and Sunni for the future of the Middle East.

To most Western eyes, all Islamic movements look alike, and the central conflict in the Middle East is one between religion and secularism. Shockingly little has been written about the bitter divide between Shia and Sunni. Yet without understanding their ancient conflict�and its modern embodiment in the power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia for political and spiritual leadership of the Muslim world�it is impossible to comprehend events across the so-called Shia Crescent, from East Africa through Iraq and Pakistan to India.

The provocative rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Saudi pressure on the United States not to unseat Saddam Hussein in 1991, the critical role of the Ayatollah Sistani and the religious establishment in Najaf (Iraq), the volatility of Pakistan today, and the consequences of the shift toward Shia power through American intervention�all this and more is explained in the light of the Shia/Sunni divide.

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