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    Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

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    Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, as they settle in sprawling Shanghai. An examination of the migrations that are shaping the new city experiences all over the world, and their effect on myriad individual lives. Nominated for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
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    The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd

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    The story of the innocent, young wife of a British attache and her affair with a Japanese soldier. Deeply moving, at times unbearable, and completely gripping, this is a superb book about early 20th century British values, misogyny and Japanese society. Highly recommended.
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    Selected Poems by Rabindranath Tagore

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    Breathtakingly beautiful poetry from this late 19th to early 20th century Indian poet. His writing explores the role of God, the natural world and his own place within it.
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    Classic Haiku

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    A collection of mesmerising Haiku, the Japanese verse form of strictly seventeen syllables, from old masters such as Basho and Buson to more contemporary poets. Each Haiku is accompanied by an illutration and the chinese text.
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    Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

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    From the author of the acclaimed and suspenseful thriller The Devotion of Suspect X comes this compelling mystery. Yoshitak is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect- but she was on the opposite side of Japan when the murder occurred. A conflicted Police Department are getting nowhere, so they call upon Physics Professor Manabu Yukawa to help solve the case.
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    Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong

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    When Inspector Chen, honourable, artistic and great at his job, is called in to investigate the death of a young woman he is faced with a dilemma between party loyalty and his own conscience. Evocative and gripping, this is the first in Qui Xiaolong's acclaimed Inspector Chen mysteries and was awarded the Anthony Award for Best First Crime Novel.
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    Poetry Of The Taliban by Alex Stick Von Linschoten

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    This is the first collection in English of poetry inspired by and inspiring the Taliban. Most Taliban fighters are Pashtuns, a people who cherish their poetic tradition, and poetry is used in battle. Divided into traditional, pre-1970's poetry, and later work inspired by the impact of the Soviet-, and later Western-Afghan conflicts, this collection illuminates the psyche of the Taliban far better than most attempts.
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    The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad

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    Set in the decades before the rise of the Taliban, Ahmad's breathtaking stories explore the customs and cruelties of a culture seldom portrayed from the inside. A Pakistani boy, known as the wandering falcon, spends his life moving between remote tribal areas on the borders of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Tender and devastating.
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    The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

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    A beautiful and evocative love story set against the backdrop of war and the fall of Saigon in 1975.
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    Chinese Fairy Tales by Moss Roberts

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    A collection of 100 enchanting Chinese fairy tales and folk stories accompanied by woodcut illustrations.
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    Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

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    A multi-layered, suggestive novel similar to Japanese Haiku which tells the tragic story of a rich man and a geisha from the mountains.
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    Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

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    It took Karl Marlantes nearly 35 years and several knock-backs to write this fictionalised account of his experiences during the Vietnam War. The result is a relentlessly authentic, devastating and compelling depiction of a painful period of American history.
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    The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai

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    Thrice Booker-Shortlisted novelist Anita Desai writes exquisitely crafted stories that speak of human frailty, political anxieties and the ravages of time. These three novellas, set in modern India, evoke a vanishing world, captured at its moment of dissolution.
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    Ka by Roberto Calasso

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    A collection of classical Indian myths and legends based on ancient Sanskrit literature and lovingly retold by Robert Calasso. This is a masterpiece of reinterpretation and a wonderful novel, while being a highly-respected intellectual exploration of Hindu mythology. Highly recommended.
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    A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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    Set in India at the time of partition, Vikram Seth's intimidating but none the less lauded story of Lata's search for a suitable husband. A modern classic of superb storytelling, historical background and vivid cultural detail.
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    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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    Arundhati Roy brings her indignant, political voice to this beautifully written story of devoted twins, Rahel and Estha, living in rural Kerala. A tragic, poetic novel with exquisitely lyrical language which won the Booker Prize in 1997.
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    The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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    This is the story of four Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters. An enchanting novel about bridging a cultural divide, finding your identity and the beauty of mother and daughter relationships.
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    Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

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    An epic cacophony of myth, legend and memory from the Nobel prize-winning author Gao Xingjian which, through one man's spiritual and physical journey, tries to grasp onto all that is China before it is gone for good. Highly recommended.
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    Noble House by James Clavell

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    A thrilling story about kidnap, murder, espionage and sex set against the business world of 1960s Hong Kong.
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    1Q84: Book One and Book Two by Haruki Murakami

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    The first of the eagerly-awaited, two-volume tome by Japan's most prolific author. Characteristically surreal and exhilarating, Murakami's story begins when a woman named Aomame goes down a hole and emerges in a parallel dimension. Meanwhile, in an equally strange 'real world' Tengo gets dragged into the controversy surrounding an award-winning book apparently written by a seven-year-old. Entertaining, complex and compelling.
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    The Hidden Force by Louis Couperus

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    A new translation of a Dutch literary classic. Set at the height of Dutch colonial rule in the East Indies, this novel portrays the clash between Western rationalism and indigenous mysticism. Originally published in 1900 this is a fresh new translation courtesy of Pushkin Press.
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    Slash and Burn by Colin Cotterill

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    The 8th installment of Colin Cotterill's ever popular detective series, featuring Dr Siri in Laos. The good doctor and renowned coroner is away on holiday, but will he ever return? Set in the northern mountains of Laos, he sets off in pursuit of a lost CIA agent.
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    Burmese Days by George Orwell

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    Inspired by the 5 years George Orwell spent serving on the Indian Imperial Police Force in Burma, this is the story of the unlikely friendship between Flory, a white timber merchant, and Dr Veraswami. Corruption, racism and imperialism come under Orwell's steely gaze when Flory is asked to step up for his Indian friend.
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    Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

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    In 1918, searching for an answer to the crisis of the European spirit, Herman Hesse immersed himself in Hindu and Buddhist scripture. His resulting novel, Siddhartha, is the story of a man searching for the meaning of life, a balance between the cerebral and the sensual and inner peace. A remarkable classic from one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers.
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    The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

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    This subtle, tender novel weaves together the stories of three central characters: a judge, his orphaned granddaughter and their cook. All three share a ruined mansion in the Himalayas but the India that lies out like a rug before them is beginning to change. Occasionally comic, consistently powerful winner of the 2006 Booker Prize.