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  • Tulip Feverby Deborah Moggach

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ? A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution?set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife,... more...

  • The Dew Breakerby Edwidge Danticat

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of those around him, and learn that he has also kept a vital, dangerous... more...

  • Shanghai Girlsby Lisa See

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a Shanghai Girls discussion guide and an excerpt from Lisa See's Dreams of Joy . In 1937 Shanghai?the Paris of Asia?twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree?until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their... more...

  • Half of a Yellow Sunby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy... more...

  • Let the Great World Spinby Colum McCann

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER ? Colum McCann?s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit?s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film  The Walk  starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a... more...

  • A Fine Balanceby Rohinton Mistry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow,... more...

  • Jo's Boysby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95

    Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is commonly considered to be the last novel in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women series. It takes place ten years after Little Men and follows the children from that book into adulthood. Out in the world they deal with love, ambition, and the snobbery of society. more...

  • Slapstick or Lonesome No More!by Kurt Vonnegut

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today?s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut?s pen into hilarious farce?a final slapstick that may be... more...

  • The Last Picture Showby Larry McMurtry

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    From the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Lonesome Dove comes a powerful coming-of-age novel set in the American West. In Thalia, Texas, Larry McMurtry epitomizes small-town America and through characters reintroduced in Texasville and Duane?s Depressed , captures the ecstasy and heartbreak of adolescence. The Last Picture Show is one of... more...

  • Whateverby Michel Houellebecq

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 10.65

    Just thirty, with a well-paid job, no love life and a terrible attitude, the anti-hero of this grim, funny novel smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and writes weird animal stories in his spare time. A computer programmer by day, he is tolerably content, until he's packed off with a colleague - the sexually-frustrated Raphael Tisserand - to... more...