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


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6028-3 (1-4000-6028-1)

Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness.

In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost... Read more >

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The Pearl Diver

Written by Jeff Talarigo


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3491-8 (1-4000-3491-4)

In 1948, a nineteen-year-old pearl diver’s dreams of spending her life combing the waters of Japan’s Inland Sea are shattered when she discovers she has leprosy. By law, she is exiled to an island leprosarium, where she is stripped of her dignity and instructed to forget her past. Her name is... Read more >
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Vietnamerica
A Family's Journey
Written by GB Tran


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50872-0 (0-345-50872-6)

A TIME Magazine Top Ten Graphic Memoir of All Time
A 2011 School Library Journal "Best Adult Book 4 Teens"
A 2011 Library Journal Best Graphic Novel

Selected for common reading at Davidson College


A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are... Read more >

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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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