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Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: Hardcover, 648 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4476-4 (1-4000-4476-6)

R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. The four novels collected here, all written during British rule, bring colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism.

Swami and... Read more >

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Monsoon Diary
A Memoir with Recipes
Written by Shoba Narayan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7107-1 (0-8129-7107-8)

Shoba Narayan’s Monsoon Diary weaves a fascinating food narrative that combines delectable Indian recipes with tales from her life, stories of her delightfully eccentric family, and musings about Indian culture.

Narayan recounts her childhood in South India, her college days in America, her arranged marriage, and visits from her parents and in-laws... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Divisadero

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27932-3 (0-307-27932-4)

From the celebrated author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion comes a remarkable new novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time.

In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Folktales from India

Written by A.K. Ramanujan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 13, 1994
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74832-8 (0-679-74832-6)

This is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts; animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues; sagacious jesters and magical storytellers; wise counselors and foolish kings--all of these inhabit a... Read more >

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East, West
Stories
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 23, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75789-4 (0-679-75789-9)

In his first major work since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives us nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. From rickshaw drivers to occultists, Christopher Columbus to Hamlet's court jester, the characters in East, West inhabit a world in which nationality, and even... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Enchantress of Florence
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64051-6 (0-679-64051-7)

The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess the powers of enchantment and sorcery, attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which... Read more >
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Fury
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 6, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78350-3 (0-679-78350-4)

"Life is fury. Fury-sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal- drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise-the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untrammeled lord of creation. We raise each other to the heights of joy. We... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Grimus
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6999-3 (0-8129-6999-5)

The first novel by one of our greatest novelists, restored to print by the Modern Library

After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing, and ultimately the burden, of living forever. Eventually, he... Read more >
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The Moor's Last Sigh

Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74466-5 (0-679-74466-5)

Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Step Across This Line
Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78349-7 (0-679-78349-0)

The essays, speeches, and opinion pieces assembled in Step Across This Line, written over the last ten years, cover an astonishing range of subjects. The collection chronicles Rushdie’s intellectual odyssey and is also an especially personal look into the writer’s psyche.

With the same fierce intelligence, uncanny social commentary, and very strong... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Story of My Assassins
A Novel
Written by Tarun J. Tejpal


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-162-1 (1-61219-162-2)

Based on actual events, The Story of My Assassins tells the story of a journalist who learns that the police have captured five hitmen on their way to kill him. Landing like a bombshell on his comfortable life, just as he’s started a steamy affair with a brilliant woman, the news... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Assassin's Song

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7657-4 (1-4000-7657-9)

The magnificent new novel from the award-winning author of The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (“This beautiful novel . . . is proof that fictional truth can illuminate an epoch in history like nothing else”—The Boston Globe).

In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla... Read more >
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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

Written by M.G. Vassanji


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7656-7 (1-4000-7656-0)

Vikram Lall comes of age in 1950s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Motherland

Written by Vineeta Vijayaraghavan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-283-5 (1-56947-283-1)

In this quiet but engaging debut novel, an American teenager spends the summer with her relatives in southern India and gains new insight into her past, her family and her heritage. Born in Kerala, Maya spent the first four years of her life there, cared for mainly by her grandmother, Ammamma... Read more >
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