Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet

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Anchor #ad - In sky burial, xinran has re-created shu Wen’s journey, painting an extraordinary portrait of a woman and a land, each at the mercy of fate and politics. It was 1994 when xinran, a journalist and the internationally acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, received a telephone call asking her to travel four hours to meet a woman who had just crossed the border from Tibet into China.

Xinran made the trip and met the woman, called Shu Wen, who recounted the story of her thirty-year odyssey in the vast landscape of Tibet. It is an unforgettable, loss, loyalty, ultimately uplifting tale of love, and survival.

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When You Are Old: Early Poems, Plays, and Fairy Tales Penguin Drop Caps

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Penguin Classics #ad - A selection irish myths and fairytales including “The Wanderings of Oisin, ” a Celtic fable and his first major poem, represent his fascination with mysticism, spiritualism and the rich and imaginative heritage of his native land. In a design collaboration between jessica hische and penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, the series features unique cover art by Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co.

It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. Y is for Yeats. A specially compiled edition for the Penguin Drop Caps series,  When You Are Old will include the most accessible, best-known poems by W. B. From a to z, the penguin drop caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica HischeIt all begins with a letter.

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 . Fall in love with penguin drop caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet.

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The Greek Coffin Mystery

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The “intensely logical” master sleuth discovers a crowded coffin in one of his earliest and most puzzling cases The New York Times. Following a thorough search, suggests checking the coffin, Inspector Richard Queen’s son, Ellery, where they discover not one, but two corpses. It’s up to young ellery queen to solve the case in “a lively and well-constructed yarn containing unusual setting, ingenuity of plot, a surprise solution and legitimate use of the analytico-deductive method” New York Herald Tribune Book Review.

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Kristin Lavransdatter, I: The Wreath

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Penguin Classics #ad - In the more than 75 years since it was first published, it has also become a favorite throughout the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Sigrid undset should be the next Elena Ferrante. Slatea penguin classickristin lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Granted independence in 1905 after five hundred years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to reclaim its national history and culture. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels.

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In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition. Undset's ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry and narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Kristin lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and continues to be widely read by Norwegians today.

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BUtterfield 8 Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. One sunday morning, stockings, Gloria wakes up in a stranger's apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, and panties.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. The bestselling novel that became an oscar-winning film starring elizabeth taylor about New York's speakeasy generation A masterpiece of American fiction and a bestseller upon its publication in 1935, BUtterfield 8 lays bare with brash honesty the unspoken and often shocking truths that lurked beneath the surface of a society still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression.

BUtterfield 8 Penguin Classics #ad - Inspired by true events, this novel caused a sensation on its publication for its frank depiction of the relationship between a wild and beautiful young woman and a respectable, married man. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy.

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The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices

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Anchor #ad - As an employee for the state radio system, she had long wanted to help improve the lives of Chinese women. Whether angry or muted, posing questions or simply relating experiences, these anonymous women bore witness to decades of civil strife, and of halting attempts at self-understanding in a painfully restrictive society.

. But when she was given clearance to host a radio call-in show, she barely anticipated the enthusiasm it would quickly generate. Operating within the constraints imposed by government censors, “Words on the Night Breeze” sparked a tremendous outpouring, and the hours of tape on her answering machines were soon filled every night.

The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices #ad - When deng xiaoping’s efforts to “open up” China took root in the late 1980s, Xinran recognized an invaluable opportunity. In this collection, xinran brings us the stories that affected her most, and offers a graphically detailed, by turns heartrending and inspiring, altogether unprecedented work of oral history.

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Leaves of Grass

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An Artist of the Floating World Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Now, and drink—offer him both escape and redemption, entertainment, his memories of his youth and of the "floating world"—the nocturnal world of pleasure, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise. Indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, above all, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, a human being.

Instead, he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. From the winner of the nobel prize in literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day   In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty.

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Candide AmazonClassics Edition

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AmazonClassics #ad - Penned in just three days—and published in secret because of its blasphemous and seditious nature—Voltaire’s legendary satire deftly skewers religious, romantic, and political naïveté with an acerbic and ribald wit that delights to this day. Revised edition: previously published as Candide, this edition of Candide AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.

Candide, the illegitimate nephew of a German baron and student of eternal optimist Pangloss, is living a simple and sheltered life in “the best of all possible worlds. But when candide falls in love with the wrong woman, his uncle’s young daughter, he is exiled from the baron’s castle and suffers great tragedy and catastrophe, which leaves him disillusioned and questioning the goodness of the universe.

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Five Children and It Macmillan Collector's Library Book 127

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Macmillan Collector's Library #ad - This beautifully illustrated Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of Five Children and It features the drawings of H. Whilst out playing in the countryside, five children come across a Psammead called ‘It’ – a cantankerous little sand fairy who agrees to grant them one wish every day, though its effects will only last until sunset.

Macmillan collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. The possibilities seem endless to the adventurous siblings but whatever their wishes, whether it’s having piles of money, growing wings, or disposing of their annoying infant brother, their days never seem to go as planned. Millar, and an afterword by writer, critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones.

Five Children and It Macmillan Collector's Library Book 127 #ad - Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Edith nesbit was inspired by her own five children to write this enchanting novel, and its warm and funny portrayal of a magical childhood has ensured its presence in print ever since.

R. Indeed, the consequences of all their wishes lead the children into many thrilling and often hilarious escapades.

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Native Speaker

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Riverhead Books #ad - It is about fathers and sons, about loyalty and betrayal, about the desire to connect with the world rather than stand apart from it, about the alien in all of us and who we finally are. Park has spent his entire life trying to become a true American—a native speaker. Native speaker is a story of cultural alienation.

In other words, it has shaped him as a natural spy. But the very attributes that help him to excel in his profession put a strain on his marriage to his American wife and stand in the way of his coming to terms with his young son's death. The debut novel from critically-acclaimed and New York Times–bestselling author of On Such a Full Sea.

Native Speaker #ad - In native speaker, author Chang-rae Lee introduces readers to Henry Park. Park's harsh korean upbringing has taught him to hide his emotions, to remember everything he learns, and most of all to feel an overwhelming sense of alienation. When he is assigned to spy on a rising korean-american politician, his very identity is tested, and he must figure out who he is amid not only the conflicts within himself but also within the ethnic and political tensions of the New York City streets.

But even as the essence of his adopted country continues to elude him, his Korean heritage seems to drift further and further away.

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