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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7932-9 (0-8129-7932-X)

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern University
Skidmore College
University of Delaware
Montgomery Bell Academy


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Masks

Written by Fumiko Enchi


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1983
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72218-4 (0-394-72218-3)

Mieko Togano, a highly cultivated, seemingly serene, but frustrated and bitter woman in her fifties, manipulates for her own bizarre purposes the relationship between her widowed daughter-in-law and that woman's two suitors.

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Gandhi Before India

Written by Ramachandra Guha


Format: Hardcover, 688 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53229-7 (0-385-53229-6)

Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history.
           
Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler”—takes... Read more >
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Asia's Cauldron
The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9432-2 (0-8129-9432-9)

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.
 
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil... Read more >
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Kinder Than Solitude
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6814-2 (1-4000-6814-2)

A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, “one of America’s best young novelists” (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than... Read more >
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Bombay Stories

Written by Saadat Hasan Manto


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7060-4 (0-8041-7060-6)

A collection of classic, yet shockingly contemporary, short stories set in the vibrant world of mid-century Bombay, from one of India’s greatest writers.

Arriving in 1930s Bombay, Saadat Hasan Manto discovered a city like no other. A metropolis for all, and an exhilarating hub of license and liberty, bursting with both creative... Read more >
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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 >
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