Red Sorghum Mo Yan

Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese ba...

The Fiery Angel Valery Bryusov

"In a vividly atmospheric recreation of the occult underworld of sixteenth century Germany, during an age of Inquisition, three souls meet: an innocent young man choosing between Love and Duty, a w...

Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China James M. Fallows

So starting now, Americans need to consider the economic, environmental, political, and social goals they care about defending as Chinese influence grows.

from China Makes, the World TakesSin...

That Summer in Sicily Marlena de Blasi

"From de Blasi (The Lady in the Palazzo, 2007, etc.), a fragrant tale of life and love in the mountains of Sicily.Shortly after the Venetian interlude she luxuriously captured in A Thousand Days in...

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan Isabella Lucy Bird

This classic travel book details Isabella Bird's 1878 trip, where she set out alone to explore the interior of Japan - a rarity not only because of Bird's sex but because the country was virtually ...

Lorde João Gilberto Noll

'Lorde' é a história de um escritor de cinqüenta anos, com sete livros publicados e com um único desejo - viver fora das páginas de suas obras e livrar-se de sua imagem de escritor.

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Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge William Powers

"A haunting account of one man's determination and the struggles of a people living in a deeply troubled country."--BooklistWhen William Powers went to Liberia as a fresh-faced aid worker in 1999, ...

Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest (The Azadi Series #1) Waheed Rabbani

Book I of The Azadi Series of historical fiction set during Indias struggle for freedomAzadifrom the British Raj. The Books weave a tale of international intrigue, conflict, and poignant love betwe...

The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience Mark Bixler

They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as Lost Boys, who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged Sudan sinc...

Sól ziemi Józef Wittlin

Sól ziemi powie Józefa Wittlina, opublikowana w 1935 roku. Utwór mia stanowi pierwsz cz trylogii pt. Powie o cierpliwym piechurze, jednak dalsze czci cyklu nie zostay dokoczone przez autora. S...

Shanghai Baby Zhou Weihui

She meets a young man, Tian Tian, for whom she feels tenderness and love, but he is reclusive, impotent and an increasing user of drugs.

Torn between her two lovers, and tormented by her dece...

Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy Ayesha Siddiqa

Pakistan occupies a paradoxical, even contradictory place in American foreign policy.

Ayesha Siddiqa shows how entrenched the military has become, not just in day-to-day governance, but in th...

Shalimar Rebecca Ryman

A British woman's search for love and truth in the late 19th century lies at the heart of this epic love story set in the midst of the "Great Game" between England and Russia over control of the Si...

C'est la Vie: An American Woman Begins a New Life in Paris and--Voila!--Becomes Almost French Suzy Gershman

Suzy had always fantasized about moving to Paris with her husband, but when he dies unexpectedly, she decides to fulfill their dream alone.

Here she gives a deliciously conversational chronic...

Russian Journal Andrea Lee

The winner of the Jean Stein Award from the National Academy of Arts and Lettersand the book that launched Lees career as a writerRussian Journal is a beautiful and clear-eyed travel-writing classi...

The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS Helen C. Epstein

Now, in her unsparing and illuminating account of this global disease, she describes how international health experts, governments, and ordinary Africans have struggled to understand the rapid and ...

Bitter Winds: A Memoir of My Years in China's Gulag Harry Wu

On April 27, 1960, Harry Wu, a senior at Beijing's Geology Institute, was arrested by Chinese authorities and, without ever being formally charged or tried, spent the next nineteen years in hellish...

Twilight in Delhi Ahmed Ali

Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change, Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life.

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Great Australian Women Susanna de Vries

Every nation needs both heroes and heroines, but the lives of Australia's greatest women have largely been ignored. Great Australian Women details the life stories of twenty-five courageous Austral...

The Marriage Contract Honoré de Balzac

His vast collection of works encompasses the Restoration period and the July Monarchy.

La Comedie Humaine was written between 1799 and 1850.

A Marriage Contract (Le contrat de mariage 1...