Bahá'í Library Online
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Fiction
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  1. 1/2, by Yang Juan (2006). An existential yet emotionally-charged dialogue between two young women. [about]
  2. Birth and Call of Jesus Christ: A Bahá'í-inspired retelling, by David Merrick (2010). The story of the birth of Jesus and his call to the world of humanity. [about]
  3. Breathe Not the Sins of Others: A Tale of Suspense, by Stephen D. Dighton (2000). Features Baha'is and their Faith in situations many will recognize as mirroring their own spiritual battles. [about]
  4. Coming Out, by Ian Kluge (2001). Short, humorous play depicting the confusions that can result from trying to be too delicate in announcing one's commitment to the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  5. Crucial Heart, The, by Barbara Jarvik, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Short story about religious tolerance in Israel. [about]
  6. Divinations and Creation, by Horace Holley (1916). A collection of poetry. Does not mention the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  7. Drama of the Kingdom, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Mary Basil Hall (1913). A play written in 1912 by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá while he was in London and adopted with permission by Mary Basil Hall (named Parvine by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá). [about]
  8. Dress for Mona, A: Abridged one-act version, by Mark Perry (2002). The story of Mona Mahmudnizhad. [about]
  9. God's Heroes: A Drama in Five Acts, by Laura Clifford Barney (1910). A play based on events in the lives of the early Babis, with a focus on Tahirih. [about]
  10. I Loved Thy Creation: A collection of short fiction, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (2008). Sci-fi, fantasy, and magic-realism stories inspired by Baha'i themes. [about]
  11. I, Mary Magdalene, by Juliet Thompson (1940). Semi-autobiographical account of Thompson's contact with Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  12. Ios, the Shepherd Boy: Some Parables Concerning the Laws of the Spiritual Life, by Abdu'l-Bahá, in Star of the West, 13:7 (1922). Five short stories by Abdu'l-Baha told to Lua Getzinger, as recalled by May Maxwell, illustrating the spiritual life. [about]
  13. Layli, Majnun, and the Infernal Tree, by Mark Perry (2001). Short play dealing with the story of Layli and Majnun and partly inspired by the Seven Valleys. [about]
  14. Light, The, by Ian Kluge (2001). True life war story of an unexpected encounter with the miraculous in a large asylum for the incurably insane. [about]
  15. Locked In: A Medical Mystery, by Stephen D. Dighton (1996). A presentation of the principles of the Baha'i Faith as lived by an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation. [about]
  16. Mars Frontier, by Robert Stockman (2010). A novel about the first landing on Mars, exploration of the planet, and its eventual settlement. Contains some content of indirect relevance to the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  17. Mountain of God, The, by E. S. Stevens, in World Order, 4:3-4:4 (1911). Sympathetic portrayal by a non-Baha'i of Abdu'l-Baha and the small band of Bahá’ís who lived in Haifa and 'Akká early in 20th Century. [about]
  18. Placeless Sun, A, by Dimitri Tishler (2011). One chapter of a novel in progress. See updates at dimitritishler.com. [about]
  19. Private Dowding: The personal story of a soldier killed in battle, by Wellesley Tudor Pole (1966). A record of a soldier in WWI allegedly "channeled" to Pole from the afterlife. [about]
  20. Read-Aloud Plays, by Horace Holley (1916). Nine short plays. Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  21. Sailor's Problem, The, by Ben Roskams (1995). A short play about unity featuring Sherlock Holmes. [about]
  22. Silent Road: In the light of personal experience, by Wellesley Tudor Pole (1960). PDF of the entire book, followed by a short HTML-formatted excerpt about the "healing miracles" of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  23. Two Shall Appear, by Olivia Kelsey, Revised Second Edition (1943). A play which attempts to depict in a brief form the background and some of the heroic events of Baha'i history. [about]
  24. Vojdani: Ou, La quête: drame en huit tableaux, by Pierre Spierckel (2007). Drame relatant la recherche spirituelle de Vojdani telle que contée dans "Fire on the Mountain Top", joué par de jeunes gens bahá'ís et chercheurs. [about]
  25. White Dog, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Issue 142 (1999). Beauty truly is in the eye, or perhaps the heart, of the beholder. [about]
  26. Wonder Lamp, The, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. A performance and storytelling piece. [about]
  27. Yahi-Bahi Society of Mrs. Resselyer-Brown, The, by Steven Leacock, in Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914). Canadian humorist's 1914 parody of 'Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
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