Books Hala Alyan Books by Hala Alyan Hala Alyan has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Poetry Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Hala Alyan A few of the great books that our listeners recommend for summer reading. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption toggle caption Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR Code Switch Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019 June 20, 2019 For this summer reading list, our listeners suggested a lot of great history, compelling fiction, a few memoirs — and Jane Austen, reimagined with brown people! Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019 Listen · 26:07 26:07 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/733808217/734207798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Review Book Reviews Nothing Is Taboo In 'Twenty-Ninth Year' January 31, 2019 Hala Alyan reflects on three decades of life in an intimate, unsparing new poetry collection that offers a unique look at life as a Palestinian in exile, a woman, and a young person looking for love. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.