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The Moon Pearl

Written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 22, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8349-9 (0-8070-8349-6)

In the tradition of Thousand Pieces of Gold comes The Moon Pearl, the story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls’ house, where young daughters are taught to become daughters-in-law. These girls, however, want neither to marry nor become nuns (the only options... Read more >

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Last Words from Montmartre

Written by Qiu Miaojin
Afterword by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-725-9 (1-59017-725-8)

When the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublished masterpiece, Last Words from Montmartre. Unfolding through a series of letters written by an unnamed narrator, Last Words tells the story of a passionate relationship between two young women—their sexual awakening, their... Read more >
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The Bhagavad-Gita

Written by Barbara Miller


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1986
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21365-2 (0-553-21365-2)

The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. As one of the great religious classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, T.S. Eliot, and Thomas Merton. Translated... Read more >
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Red Azalea

Written by Anchee Min


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9698-5 (1-4000-9698-7)

Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Number9Dream
A Novel
Written by David Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6692-3 (0-8129-6692-9)

Number9Dream is the international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy—an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.

David Mitchell follows his eerily precocious, globe-striding first novel, Ghostwritten, with a work that is in its way even more... Read more >
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A True Novel

Written by Minae Mizumura and Juliet Winters Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-706-2 (1-59051-706-7)

 A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success—despite racial and class prejudice—and an obsession with...

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Also available as a boxed set and an eBook.

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Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng

Translated by Wong Mou-Lam and A F Price
Foreword by W.Y. Evans-Wentz and Christmas Humphreys


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-137-1 (1-59030-137-4)

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away all... Read more >

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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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Collected Short Fiction

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59402-0 (0-307-59402-5)

For the first time: the Nobel Prize winner’s stunning short fiction collected in one volume, with an introduction by the author.

Over the course of his distinguished career, V. S. Naipaul has written a remarkable array of short fiction that moves from Trinidad to London to Africa. Here are the stories from... Read more >
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The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book
And Other Comic Inventions
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70833-6 (0-375-70833-2)

V. S. Naipaul’s legendary command of broad comedy and acute social observation is on abundant display in these classic works of fiction–two novels and a collection of stories–that capture the rhythms of life in the Caribbean and England with impressive subtlety and humor.

The Suffrage of Elvira is Naipaul’s hilarious take on... Read more >
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Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura
Translated by Allison Markin Powell


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-455-0 (1-61695-455-8)

A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account of the case, from the bizarre and grisly details of the crime to the nature of the man behind it. The suspect, a world-renowned photographer named Kiharazaka, has a deeply... Read more >
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The Thief

Written by Fuminori Nakamura
Translated by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61695-202-0 (1-61695-202-4)

Winner of the 2010 Oe Prize, Japan

The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Thief

Written by Fuminori Nakamura
Translated by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-021-7 (1-61695-021-8)

WINNER — 2009 OE PRIZE, Japan’s most important literary award

The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Anil's Ghost
A Novel
Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72437-4 (0-375-72437-0)

With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing.

Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Buddha in the Attic

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-70000-1 (0-307-70000-3)

Julie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine (“To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird” —The New York Times) is a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Three by Atiq Rahimi
Earth and Ashes, A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, The Patience Stone
Written by Atiq Rahimi


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-630-0 (1-59051-630-3)

Never before in paperback, three short novels–including Prix Goncourt—winning The Patience Stone–that convey years of Afghan history, heartache, and hope.

Atiq Rahimi’s reputation for writing war stories of immense drama and intimacy began with his first novel, Earth and Ashes, about fathers and sons and the terrible strain inflicted on families... Read more >
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The Umbrella Country

Written by Bino A. Realuyo


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42888-2 (0-345-42888-9)

On the tumultuous streets of Manila, eleven-year-old Gringo strives to make sense of his family and a world that is growing increasingly harsher before his young eyes. We meet Gringo's flamboyant older brother, Pipo, a defiant youth and the three-time winner of the sequined Miss Unibers contest. Also there is Daddy... Read more >
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The Flower Boy
A Novel
Written by Karen Roberts


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70681-3 (0-375-70681-X)

An accomplished debut, The Flower Boy is the tragically romantic story of people from two cultures, one ruling the other, and the human passions that defy and nearly overcome social taboos.

In the colonial society of 1930s Ceylon, the separation between servant and master is clearly drawn. Young Chandi, however, knows that... 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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Cold Mountain Poems
Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih
Written by Han Shan
Translated by J.P. Seaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-905-6 (1-59030-905-7)

Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, T’ang-era rebel poet Han Shan is an icon of Chinese poetry and Zen. He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling... Read more >

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Dreams of Joy
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8054-7 (0-8129-8054-9)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the... Read more >

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Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8053-0 (0-8129-8053-0)

HONOR BOOK, ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION (APALA)
LITERATURE AWARD - FICTION


In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s... Read more >

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Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6711-4 (1-4000-6711-1)

In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business, twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger... Read more >

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 21, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6806-4 (0-8129-6806-9)

"A nuanced exploration of women's friendship and women's writing in a remote corner of Imperial China."
Kirkus Reviews

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of... Read more >

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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Written by Jan-Philipp Sendker


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-463-4 (1-59051-463-7)

A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a... Read more >
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