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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)


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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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45670-0 (0-307-45670-6)

A New York Times Notable Book

In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Slaughter
Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
Written by Ethan Gutmann

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-940-6 (1-61614-940-X)

Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients. Based on interviews with top-ranking police officials and Chinese doctors who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Japan 1941
Countdown to Infamy
Written by Eri Hotta

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73974-2 (0-307-73974-0)

Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

When Japan attacked the United States in 1941, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A novel
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35210-9 (0-385-35210-7)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a... 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 >
Also available as an eBook.
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