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.
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.
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.
Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck tells the classic story of O-lan, an extraordinary heroine struggling to save her family in an era of turbulent change. Even when they are rewarded by sudden wealth, O-lan realises that the money they have always dreamed of brings only mistrust and unhappiness because they have betrayed the earth from where they came. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.