Mother’s Day Reads by Diwan

Looking for a perfect title to gift your mom on Mother’s Day? Diwan is here for you! Check out these 11 options; a range guaranteed to suit any mother’s reading tastes.

Khul Khaal: Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories  by Nayra Atiya

Five contemporary Egyptian women from Cairo’s impoverished middle to lower classes, ranging in age from early twenties to mid-sixties, tell their life stories.

Deep Sahara by Leslie Croxford 

Klaus Werner travels to the Algerian Sahara to research a book on desert insects. He is billeted in a local monastery, but upon arrival he finds it empty of its inhabitants. He soon discovers that it is a recent crime scene.

The City of Brass – The Daevabad Trilogy: Book 1 by S.A. Chakraborty 

The first installment in an epic fantasy trilogy set in 18th century Middle East. A beautiful historical fantasy book that brings to vivid life the ancient mythological traditions of an Islamic world. Chakraborty’s grasp of Middle Eastern history, folklore, and culture inspires a swiftly moving plot, richly drawn characters, and a beautifully constructed world that will entrance fantasy book lovers.

Live. Love. Work. Prosper: A Fresh Approach to Integrating Life and Work by Michael Tobin

Through anecdote, personal examples and clear thinking, Michael Tobin shows us that drawing on the combined strengths of life, love and work creates a powerful new way of living.

Daughters of the Nile: Egyptian Women Changing Their World by Samia Spencer 

The history of ancient Egypt is filled with fascinating queens and goddesses portrayed side by side with their male counterparts as equal partners, each playing a different and distinct role in society.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

A novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. A murder, a tragic accident, or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. The three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.

Romeo & Leila by Ghalia Benali

An autobiography and journey of self-discovery told through paintings and fairy tales closer to reality. “Go out into the world, experience what you think you know … look for what you cannot find in books.” This book is more like a medieval tradition of illuminated books, when a text is not only for reading, but also for visual and tactile perception. The pictures aren’t straight illustrations of the text, but rather a story on their own to complement the text and add a second dimension to it.

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Organized by theme, these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of Oprah Winfrey, one of the world’s most extraordinary women.

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