The Ides of March are upon us and  you’ve come here searching for a book that will help you survive the treacherous month. This is the book for you. This beautiful novel is carefully layered with different types of betrayal that it would’ve given Julius Caesar pause. Set in nineteenth century China, the story follows Lily and her lifelong friend Snow Flower as they attempt to navigate the perils of a remote era filled with hardship. A stunning, graceful, and nuanced tale that reminds you the most pernicious betrayals come from those closest to you. Beware the Ides of March!  

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ISBN: 9780812980356
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2009

The Philippines. Kuwait. Two countries that aren't often linked, but that here serve as the setting for this tremendous story. We follow the protagonist, born of a Filipina mother and Kuwaiti father, in his struggle to determine who he is and where he belongs. These two countries aren't just exotic locales for this tale. They are real places that come alive. You will feel the rich texture of everyday life in Manila and Kuwait City. Peppered throughout are vivid moments of joy, beauty, pain, and loneliness that any one of us would recognize

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ISBN: 9789927101779
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation - April 23rd, 2015

Reading the Atlas of Cursed Places (Black Dog & Leventhal, $24.99), by inveterate sailor, cartographer,  and journalist Olivier Le Carrer, makes you feel like you’ve stumbled on a secret, ancient tome that chronicles the world’s haunted regions. Readers might expect entries based on places’ connections to supernatural phenomena or some enduring dark myth.  But Le Carrer has a broader view of “cursed places” and presents those whose habitability is threatened by both natural events and human activities.  Thanks to this expansiveness, Le Carrer takes readers to places both predicable and surprising; each entry serves as a window to a region whose difficulties are at once astonishing, riveting, and intriguing. Another great joy of this atlas is its sheer beauty as an object; the insightful profiles are complemented by intricate illustrations, including detailed reproductions of old maps. Get ready for your next misadventure!

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ISBN: 9781631910005
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 6th, 2015