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6 Featured Titles

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Five Star Billionaire
A Novel
Written by Tash Aw


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8481-1 (0-8129-8481-1)

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND BOOKPAGE

An expansive, eye-opening novel that captures the vibrancy of China today
 
Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job—but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn’t... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Blood Telegram

Written by Gary J. Bass


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74462-3 (0-307-74462-0)

Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Foreign Affairs Book

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, Financial Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews

This magnificent history provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s secret support for Pakistan... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Turning Confusion into Clarity
A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
Written by Yongey Mingyur and Helen Tworkov
Foreword by Matthieu Ricard


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-121-7 (1-61180-121-4)

For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction, and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle... Read more >

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Penetrating Wisdom
The Aspiration of Samantabhadra
Written by Dzogchen Ponlop


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-416-7 (1-59030-416-0)

With deep compassion, sharp observations, and arresting metaphors, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explicates "The Aspiration of Samantabhadra" for both new and experienced practitioners. This Dzogchen prayer explores the different manifestations of rigpa, our basic awareness in daily life, and constitutes a set of instructions for refining the path of practice. Taken... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The Heart of Zen
Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation
Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-764-7 (1-58394-764-7)

The Heart of Zen represents the next generation of spiritual books because it addresses awakening and spiritual life within the context of creating lasting change through the integration of spiritual insight into the flow and flux of everyday life. Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi explains how well trained meditation students may... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Parade

Written by Shuichi Yoshida


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45493-5 (0-307-45493-2)

In a crowded two-bedroom apartment in Tokyo, four Japanese twenty-somethings are waiting for their lives to begin. They have come from all over Japan, bringing with them dreams of success and romance, but life isn’t exactly going as planned. Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who never calls, Ryosuke... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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