Cultural

Coming Home Crazy
Arranged by letter of the alphabet, with at least one entry per letter, these short pieces capture the variety of daily life in contemporary China. Writing about traditions that endure in rural areas as well as the bureaucratic absurdities an...

12.08.2017

In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs
The history of Iran in the late twentieth century is a chronicle of religious fervor and violent change -- from the Islamic Revolution that ousted the Shah in favor of a rigid fundamentalist government to the bloody eight-year war with Saddam...

25.08.2016

Sounds of the River
In this "equally beguiling sequel to his acclaimed memoir, Colors of the Mountain" (Kirkus Reviews), teenager Da Chen takes his first train ride away from the farm he was raised on to his new university life in Beijing. He soon faces a host of...

15.08.2017

Oh, boy !
Ils sont frère et soeurs. Depuis quelques heures, ils sont orphelins. Ils ont juré qu'on ne les séparerait pas. Il y a Siméon Morlevent, 14 ans. Maigrichon. Yeux marron. Signe particulier: surdoué, prépare...

26.12.2017

The Noodle Maker
From Mi Jian, the highly acclaimed Chinese dissident, comes a satirical novel about the absurdities of life in a post-Tiananmen China.Two men meet for dinner each week. Over the course of one of these drunken evenings, the writer recounts...

07.12.2017

The Party Forever
This is my thirty-sixth book that I have received and read from Goodreads. I thought that the author Rowan Callick,did a really through job of researching this book.One of the things I found really interesting is, as big as China is they operate...

11.08.2014

The American Connection
Jack Holland was an amazing writer, able to tell the ever-changing, incredibly complex story that is Northern Ireland. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the ways in which Irish Americans influenced the war between the IRA and Britain in...

10.08.2014

Black Livingstone
n 1890 a twenty-four-year-old African American missionary named William Henry Sheppard departed for what was then the Belgian Congo, where for more than twenty years he ran a mission staffed by black Americans. Returning to America periodically, he...

13.03.2016

Free at Last!
"A glorious tribute to the lives of African-American heroes and heroines." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALAn International Reading Association Teachers' ChoiceA Cooperative Children's Book Center ChoiceA...

26.06.2014

Fake ID
Fake ID is a collection of short essays in urban settings. Stuck in coffee shops, bad jobs, SUVs, and the United States of America, Tamaki's characters explore and resist social constructions while seeking sanity and some form of definition.In the...

05.06.2016

The Jade Dragon
A Chinese-American girl longs for friendship with a classmate adopted from China in this subtle, insightful middle-grade novel.Ginny is sure the new girl in her second-grade class will be her best friend. After all,...

16.10.2017

Scottish Clans & Tartans
Here is a beautiful, full-color guide and complete reference for anyone interested in the history of Scotland. The origin of Scottish clans and their distinctive dress is wrapped in controversy. Yet their story can be traced back to the middle of...

08.07.2013

The Story of the Madman
Widely acclaimed when first published in French in 1994, Mongo Beti's tenth novel, L'histoire du fou, continues the author's humorous yet fierce criticism of the colonial system in Africa and its legacy of governmental corruption.Translated...

04.07.2018

The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia
Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and...

11.12.2015

The Man Who Dreamed of Elk-Dogs & Other Stories from the Tipi
In this beautifully illustrated book by award-winning author Goble, readers can discover the fascinating story of how horses first appeared to the tribes of the American Plains. In his final collection of stories from the tipi, Goble presents a...

24.04.2016

Le cercle des menteurs
Some of these stories are a pleasure to read. Others are not. A few I had known as jokes. I find that sometimes it is better to read a book just once, for an unspoiled pleasure and a good memory.Someone has said that books are cold but...

09.05.2016

Le petit garçon
La Villa, à l'écart d'une petite ville du sud-ouest de la France, ressemble, avec son immense jardin, à un paradis où rien ne peut arriver. C'est bien ce qu'avait voulu le père, un homme juste et sage. Voyant approcher la...

10.10.2016

Lo mejor de Japón
Spanish language edition of Lonely Planet's Discover Japan guidebook.

22.01.2017

The Imaginary Institution of India
For decades Sudipta Kaviraj has worked with and improved upon Marxist and subaltern studies, capturing India's social and political life through its diverse history and culture. While this technique has been widely celebrated in his home country,...

26.09.2016

America in the Age of Soviet Power, 1945-91 (History of American Foreign Relations, Vol 4)
Cohen’s examination of US foreign policy after the Second World War frames decision-making within larger structural constraints of the world system. Specifically, Cohen relies on the security dilemma to explain US perceptions and decision-making....

09.09.2015

Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot
Mixing mirth with tragedy, this multi-layered novel investigates the eviscerating effect of trauma on a young boy's mind. Experimental in several ways, the book is set up as a bizarre and disturbing scrapbook belonging to Ace and Rem, two South...

08.07.2018

Haunted Castles of Scotland
A comprehensive and spine-chilling collection of more than 200 detailed ghost stories associated with Scotland's many castles and great houses, including Edinburgh, Stirling, Fyvie, Crathes, Dunnottar, Neidpath, and hundreds more. Most of the sites...

09.10.2015

Short Stories in French
Written by authors from Quebec as well as France, the majority of these stories have been published in the last decade and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. From Daniel Boulanger's exploration of revenge and the desire...

02.05.2013

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow
Set in post-World War II Shanghai, "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow" follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the "longtong," the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods.Infatuated with the glitz and...

01.05.2013

Extraordinary
From a Governor General’s Award–winning author comes a heart-rending novel about family, children and the end of life. Over the course of one Saturday night, a man and his half-sister meet at her request to spend the evening preparing for her...

04.01.2015

They're a Weird Mob
Giovanni 'Nino' Culotta is an Italian immigrant, who comes to Australia as a journalist, employed by an Italian publishing house, to write articles about Australians and their way of life for those Italians that might want to emigrate to...

24.12.2013

Crossed Swords
Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States....

10.12.2016

Atala
Atala: mon avis est le même qu'à ma première lecture, je n'arrive décidément pas à apprécier ce récit. Je trouve le style de Chateaubriand trop surchargé: les descriptions de la forêt américaine...

06.09.2016

Imaginary Lives
Imaginary Lives contains twenty-two mythopoeic literary portraits of figures from ancient history, art history, and the history of crime and punishment. From demi-gods, sorcerers, incendiaries, wantons and philosophers of the ancient world, to the...

17.01.2015

Jade Palace Vendetta (Matsuyama Kaze, #2)
In Jade Palace Vendetta, Kaze continues the search to find his lord's missing child. This time out, Kaze is waylaid when he saves a helpless merchant from a vicious gang of killers and soon discovers that everything is not what it appears. He finds...

15.06.2014

River Town
In the heart of China's Sichuan province lies the small city of Fuling. Surrounded by the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, Fuling has long been a place of continuity, far from the bustling political centers of Beijing and Shanghai. But...

14.08.2015

Lettres à un Ami Allemand
Con el 50 aniversario del final de la II Guerra Mundial es un tiempo de volver a una reflexión sobre la memoria y el perdón, la violencia y el diálogo, los nacionalismos y la tolerancia, los fundamentalismos...

21.07.2016

Per sempre
Nora se ne è andata da quindici anni e Matteo, ogni giorno da allora, chiede a se stesso quale sia la strada da percorrere. Un viaggio intriso di amore e dolore, di ricordi che riaffiorano dal passato, di luoghi in cui la natura amplifica con...

04.08.2014

Baggage Claim
"Heralded by the press and millions of theatergoers for his eleven wildly popular musical stage plays, five-time NAACP award-winning playwright David E. Talbert leaps onto the publishing scene with his debut novel, a big-hearted story about...

12.06.2015

The Horseman's Graves
A stunning novel of passion, sin and redemption, The Horseman’s Graves returns to the harsh locale of Sand Hills on the Saskatchewan-Alberta border, the location for Jacqueline Baker’s multiple award-winning short story collection A...

26.10.2017

Writing Quebec
Hubert Aquin was a Quebec novelist, political activist, essayist, filmmaker and editor.Aquin graduated from the Université de Montréal in 1951. From 1951 to 1954, he studied at the Institut d'études politiques in Paris. On his...

25.02.2014

Lucie Duff Gordon
Lucie Duff Gordon was a world apart from her Victorian counterparts. An intellectual, traveller, writer and progressive social commentator, she and her husband led a bohemian, eccentric and highly unconventional life in London, socialising with such...

13.10.2012

Macho Camacho's Beat
-- Over the course of a single afternoon, Macho Camacho's hit song 'Life Is A Phenomenal Thing' blares out of every radio in San Juan and connects the lives of Senator Vicente Reinosa, his poor mistress, his neurotic, aristocratic wife and his...

30.06.2014

Başını Vermeyen Şehit
Ömer Seyfettin was born in 1884 in Gönen. He wrote under various aliases such as Ayas, Camsâp, C. Nazmi, C. Nizami, Ç. Kemal, F. Nezihi, Feridun Perviz, Kâf-ı Farsî, Kaygusuz, M. Enver, M. Enver Perviz, Ömer...

21.09.2017

So You Think You're Irish
See how much green you really have in you. This challenging multiple-choice quiz book covers every aspect of the Emerald Isle and the Irish family life, from the Blarney Stone to James Joyce. Great Irish trivia title!

23.03.2017

Ekiben
WARNING. AVOID IF HUNGRY. I flunked onto this book a few weeks back. It was in the window of a used book store and it drew me in. Though it looks brand new it was published in 1989. My wife assures me - between exclamations that we need to eat one...

16.03.2017

Liberation Movements in Power
The liberation movements of Southern Africa arose to combat racism, colonialism and settler capitalism and engaged in armed struggle to establish democracy. After victory over colonial and white minority regimes, they moved into government embodying...

23.04.2013

Cinderella's Sisters
The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns. The practice originated in the dance culture of China's medieval court and spread to gentry families, brothels, maid's quarters, and peasant households. Conventional views of...

31.05.2016

Le deuxième sexe II
Comment la femme fait-elle l'apprentissage de sa condition, comment l'éprouve-t-elle, dans quel univers se trouve-t-elle enfermée, quelles évasions lui sont permises, voilà ce que je chercherai à décrire. Alors...

28.11.2016

The Shooting Party
The Shooting Party wraps a story of concealed love and fatal jealousy into a classic murder mystery. When a young woman dies during a shooting party at the country estate of a dissolute count, a magistrate is called to investigate. But...

16.03.2014

The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai
Desire, virtue, courtesans (also known as sing-song girls), and the denizens of Shanghai's pleasure quarters are just some of the elements that constitute Han Bangqing's extraordinary novel of late imperial China. Han's richly textured, panoramic...

07.05.2016

Double Dare (A Modern Fairy Tale, #1)
First impressions are lasting impressions...Pastry baker Emmaline Sharp is one business connection away from turning her bakery into something more than the dessert shop on the corner. She believes she’s found Mr. Right in café owner...

03.08.2014

Discover Japan
Experience The Best of JapanMake the most of your trip abroad Lonely Planet 's full color Discover guides highlight the best a country has to offer while still providing an authentic and memorable experience. Full Color ThroughoutFull of...

27.09.2015

Visions & Beliefs in the West of Ireland
This material collected over a period of more than twenty years proved to be a valuable source not only for Gregory's own plays but also for Yeats' work. A classic, it presents many aspects of the supernatural seers, healers, charms, banshees,...

15.09.2013

Bad Elements
Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politbureau or an activist like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a democratic manifesto? Is China’s future to be found amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral campaign...

08.05.2013

Lion and Dragon in Northern China
Combining the keen eye of an anthropologist with the skill of a historian, this colorful volume records Reginald F. Johnston's experience as a colonial official in Weihaiwei more than sixty years ago. Johnston paints a detailed picture of the rich...

12.01.2018

A Chronicle of the Peacock. Stories Of Partition, Exile And Lost Memories
Intizar Hussain (Urdu:انتظار حسین) was born on December 7, 1923 in Dibai, Bulandshahr, India, and migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He gained a master's degree in Urdu and another in English...

18.07.2014

Commando - Of Horses And Men
Deneys Reitz autobiographical memoirs of the Anglo Boer War.

20.07.2016

Photo de groupe au bord du fleuve
Ce matin, quand Méréana se réveille, elle sait que la journée qui l'attend ne sera pas comme les autres. Elles sont une quinzaine à casser des blocs de pierre dans une carrière au bord d'un fleuve africain. Elles...

17.12.2014

Dans les rapides
Ännu en seaside town that they forgot to close down. Le Havre, 1978. Tre uttråkade 15-åringar står och väntar på bussen en regnig höstsöndag.Make that 1988 och det skulle kunna vara vi, huttrandes vid...

10.04.2014

Sotos
I had to persevere with this one until almost its half; I would stop then get back to it until it finally kicked off. In the beginning, it felt slow and I couldn't recognize the Djian I knew, because I wasn't enjoying the writing and the story felt...

23.06.2017

China's Rise in Historical Perspective
China, with its geographical, historical, cultural, and political distance from the West, long has been a black box upon which we readily paste labels communist, non-Western, developing country but whose internal logic remains a mystery to us....

02.10.2016

What Does China Think?
We know everything and nothing about China. We know that China is changing so fast that the maps in Shanghai need to be redrawn every two weeks. We know that China has brought 300 million people from agricultural backwardness into modernity in just...

05.07.2016

Up To No Good
Take Me. Tempt Me. Tame Me.Cailey Holm is definitely not a cat person, in fact, she's terrified of felines in all forms. Creating a sexy were-lion as the hero of her latest erotic romance was supposed to help her overcome that fear, but suddenly...

23.10.2012

Does the 21st Century Belong to China?
Is China's rise unstoppable? Powered by the human capital of 1.3 billion citizens, the latest technological advances, and a comparatively efficient system of state-directed capitalism, China seems poised to become the global superpower this century....

17.05.2017

Paris (Penguin Translated Texts)
Julian Green was born to American parents in Paris in 1900, and spent most of his life in the French capital. Paris is an extraordinary, lyrical love letter to the city, taking the reader on an imaginative journey around its secret stairways,...

06.10.2016

Une seconde avant Noël
1851. A Cokecuttle, cité industrielle anglaise hérissées des cheminées des hauts-fourneaux couvertes de suie, Harold Gui, neuf ans, orphelin de père et de mère, survit péniblement sous les ponts en pratiquant...

19.05.2016

The Glass Blower's Breath
Aagh!! finally finished with one of the crappiest books ever read. Comes even lower in the scale than the likes of Salman Rushdie's Shame and The Satanic Verses. Had to give one star as I could not give anything lesser than that.Inspired or...

02.01.2014

خانوادۀ تیبو | جلدِ یکُم از دورۀ چهارجلدی
جلدِ یکُم مشتمل است بر 3 کتابِ نخستینِ...

27.03.2017

Clèves
Clèves raconte l’éveil à la vie amoureuse et sexuelle d’une petite fille, en province, il y a une trentaine d’années environ... Les trois parties du livre respectivement intitulées « Les avoir » (les règles), « Le faire...

19.01.2018

Six Crimes Sans Assassin
Six Crimes sans Assassin, Edition du Masque, 1985How is it possible that a person has been murdered and left in a room sealed from the inside? How did the killer escape? And this happens not once, but five times! Private Investigator...

20.04.2015

Road to the Isles
A wonderfully evocative account of the Hebrides, drawn from the journals and memoirs of intrepid travellers and from the authors many personal journeys inthese remarkable islands. In this delightful book, Derek Cooper has recreated a kaleidoscope of...

17.02.2017

Islam and Democracy in Iran
Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari is a former revolutionary and clerical reformer who became one of the Islamic Republic's most outspoken critics. His ideas of "Islamic democratic government" have attracted considerable attention in Iran and elsewhere. In...

31.12.2016

The Color of Family
The story opens in New Orleans, LA in 1957 and the subsequent death of a young black man in a car accident. The story focuses on interracial relationships, then and now, as well family relationships. His twin sister Antonia firmly believes that that...

12.12.2012

Aboriginal Place Names
A.W. Reed. This new edition gives thousands of Aboriginal meanings from all over Australia. So many of our place names are derived from Aboriginal words but their origins and meanings are unknown to most Australians. This new edition of Aboriginal...

04.07.2014

Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards
Drawing from a rich array of visual and literary material from nineteenth-century Iran, this groundbreaking book rereads and rewrites the history of Iranian modernity through the lens of gender and sexuality. Peeling away notions of a rigid...

19.11.2015

Sources of Japanese Tradition
I got to know this book first in its glorious hard-cover edition (heavy!) when I was at Waseda doing my research last year. And, guess what, I borrowed it from the library almost the whole time I was there and still couldn't finish it! It's a...

10.12.2012

Restaurant of Love Regained
Returning home from work, Rinko is shocked to find that her flat is totally empty. Gone are her TV set, fridge and furniture, gone are all her kitchen tools, including the old Meiji mortar she has inherited from her grandmother and the Le Creuset...

19.03.2017

Mango Elephants in the Sun
When the Peace Corps sends Susana Herrera to teach English in Northern Cameroon, she yearns to embrace her adopted village and its people, to drink deep from the spirit of Mother Africa—and to forget a bitter childhood and painful past. To the...

31.01.2018

Sari And Sins
Wow. This book is one hot mess, and not in a good way. Boy is the synopsis on the back of the book misleading. I had thought the book would be centered mainly on Kareena and how she goes about getting her husband Samir out of Cloey's clutches,...

08.07.2016

The Education of Nia Simone Bijou
Eric Jerome Dickey, author of fourteen New York Times bestselling novels, imagines the formative college years of one of his most popular heroines, Nia Simone Bijou. From her first days at Virginia’s Hampton University,...

26.03.2015

Nouvelles sous ecstasy
Certains territoires du cervelet et d'autres champs de la conscience sont restés inexplorés avant les années quatre-vingt et la découverte d'une nouvelle drogue, la MDMA, plus connue sous le nom d'ecstasy. Drogue dure, cette...

10.04.2016

Mythe et religion en Grèce ancienne
Qu'est-ce qu'une religion sans dieu unique, sans Eglise, sans clergé, sans dogme ni credo, sans promesse d'immortalité? Brosser le tableau de la religion civique des Grecs c'est, en s'efforçant de répondre à cette question,...

12.07.2013

Liberazione
Dicembre 1944. L'armata rossa, che già dall'inizio di novembre è arrivata alla periferia di Budapest, sta per completare l'accerchiamento della città. L'antivigilia di Natale una ragazza di venticinque anni, Erzsébet, che...

01.08.2017

Climbing Brandon
An acclaimed science writer celebrates an enduring symbol of Ireland's Celtic past, Christian tradition, and love of nature Mount Brandon is one of several holy mountains in Ireland that attract scores of believers and secular trekkers from...

09.05.2015

Fifty Fables of La Fontaine
I read the first fable in the book, The Crow and the Fox, and to me it was a little too short (I wanted a little more detail)! But the story itself was cute, and more importantly, the message at the end was clear and unique. The basic plot centers...

13.02.2015

Letters to My Mother
On December 1, 2007, during the arrest of several guerillas in Bogotá, the Colombian police confiscated a short video clip of political hostage Ingrid Betancourt. Accompanying the video was a twelve-page letter, dated October 24, 2007, written...

01.09.2016

La Boîte Noire et Autres Nouvelles
Il suffit d'un grain de sable, de presque rien dans les nouvelles de Tonino Benacquista pour que le cours de la vie ordinaire se grippe et que l'on bascule dans le romanesque. Une cassette vidéo qui se coince dans un magnétoscope par...

13.07.2013

Verzamelde werken 1 - Verhalen 1892-1913
Ivan Alekseevich Bunin (Russian: ???? ?????????? ?????), born October 22, 1870 in Voronezh, was the first Russian author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1933). The award cited "the strict artistry with which he has carried on the...

25.02.2018

Piece By Piece
Reviewed by Brenda HallidayTeresa Toten has explored, with poignant wit and humour, her own experience as an immigrant (and an observer) in The Onlyhouse, Me and the Blondes and Better Than Blonde. Here she edits 14 original accounts by...

10.07.2014

Luck of the Irish
Ten years ago, Niall and Christine left their careers in New York City for a life in Kiltumper cottage - once Christine's grandfather's stone farmhouse - outside the tiny village of Kilmihil in County Clare. They wanted to lead a more authentic...

09.02.2018

Uma Campanha Alegre
Em 1871, Eça de Queirós e Ramalho Ortigão formavam uma dupla que “arremessava” farpas a vários sectores da sociedade portuguesa, estas eram publicadas em jornais e em jeito de folhetins.Durante dois anos, e segundo o...

18.08.2015

Tears of the Maasai
After a disastrous affair, Jack Morgan is at an emotional crossroads. When he's offered a UN posting in Kenya he grabs it, believing time spent on foreign soil will help him forget and move on. But Africa is a land of danger, adventure and...

25.04.2015

Highland Thunder
The sequel to To Bewitch a Highlander A storm is coming... Brenna's famed composure is unshakable even when faced with tragic loss. But when she finds herself at the mercy of the one man she despises, her nurtured restraint is...

07.05.2015

Gefahr und Begierde
Just one word. Uttered almost in whisper, by a woman. She told her lover: "Run." I paused, staggered, heartbeat quickening as I raced towards the ending. Then I went back to the page where this word was, eleven pages earlier.""Run,' she...

28.12.2014

Frommer's Ireland 2005
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for...

15.01.2017

Japanese Schooling
Japanese Schooling is organized around important crosspoints for understanding the historic roots and contemporary features of Japanese education. These include (1) socialization for discipline at home and in school; (2) the impact of university...

06.06.2014

Zazie in the Metro
Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with her uncle Gabriel. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a...

14.03.2017

The Doctor's Wife
The role of the Japanese woman in modern society still retains many of the characteristics that it had in the late eighteenth century, when this novel takes place. In those days, the life of a woman, whether married or single, was one of unending...

12.05.2014

China Safari
China has now taken Great Britain’s place as Africa’s third largest business partner. Where others only see chaos, the Chinese see opportunities. With no colonial past and no political preconditions, China is bringing investment and needed...

17.11.2014

The Mirror at Midnight
History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic...

10.10.2013

Perfidy
In the Kastner affair, as it is known, a seemingly insignificant refugee from Hungary accuses an important member of David Ben Gurion s Mapai party of collaborating with the Nazis during the murder of Hungarian Jewry. Over 30 years out-of-print,...

06.12.2016

Scotchman's Return and Other Essays
Hugh MacLennan is well-known in Canada (and I suspect nowhere else) mainly on the strength of his novels The Two Solitudes, Barometer Rising, and others. In fact, he was also an essayist, although if this book is any indication, not a particularly...

08.11.2016

The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice
Combining guidance and practice in verb formation and usage with guidance on the 18 commonly used sentence models, this work includes numerous exercises so readers can practice what they have learned.

10.07.2013