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Bush by Janice Y.K. Lee

Bush by Janice Y.K. Lee The New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher and The Expatriates returns with a haunting short story of the unsettled balance between a man and a woman…and an unbidden awakening in the wild. Audrey and Max have been together only six months, not enough time for them to really know each other. Yet he’s brought her to an extraordinary place. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a revelation. No towns, no roads. Just the …

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Blenheim: Battle for Europe, How Two Men Stopped The French Conquest Of Europe by Charles Spencer

Blenheim: Battle for Europe by Charles Spencer How Two Men Stopped The French Conquest Of Europe By the summer of 1704 Louis XIV’s vast armies threatened to dominate Europe. Two men conspired to save the continent from French rule: John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Prince Eugène of Savoy. Deep in Germany, these two committed allies sought to engage Louis’s superior forces. At Blenheim, their daring plans came to fruition. The French were utterly destroyed. …

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Pledge For An Integrated India by Devesh Khandelwal

Pledge For An Integrated India by Devesh Khandelwal Many great people in india’s post-independence history have gone into oblivion only because they were not part of the nehruvian consensus or refused to adopt models of communism or socialism. these forgotten personalities were also proud of india’s rich history and dreamt of bringing back its lost glory. they believed in the integrity of india and devoted their life to it – so that india could rise …

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The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum

The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their …

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To Steal a Groom: A Saucy Scottish Tale by Bianca Bloom (Highland Historical Romance #1)

To Steal a Groom: A Saucy Scottish Tale by Bianca Bloom (Highland Historical Romance #1) Shona, a Scottish woman whose family fled to England many years ago, is at the theatre in London when she gets the news. Her mother, a sensible and conservative society widow, is about to make a sudden marriage. Worse, the man she’s about to marry is a notorious spendthrift and rake. Shona rushes to the Highlands to try and prevent …

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The Concubine’s Daughter by Pai Kit Fai

The Concubine’s Daughter by Pai Kit Fai In the bestselling tradition of Memoirs of a Geisha, a riveting saga of early twentieth-century China, where a mother and a daughter fight to realize their destinies in a world where women could still be bought and sold. Lotus Feet. He would give his daughter the dainty feet of a courtesan. This would enhance her beauty and her price, making her future shine like a new coin. He smiled …

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The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age by James Crabtree

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age by James Crabtree A colorful and revealing portrait of the rise of India’s new billionaire class in a radically unequal society India is the world’s largest democracy, with more than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China’s. But the rewards of this growth have been far from evenly shared, and the country’s top 1% now own nearly 60% of its wealth. In …

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Dear White People by Justin Simien

Dear White People by Justin Simien In the satirical tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the incredibly entertaining (Indiewire) film of the same name, which heralds a fresh and funny new voice (Variety). Right out of college, Justin Simien wrote a screenplay about the nuanced experiences of four black students on a predominantly white college campus. The film, Dear White People, garnered a Sundance Award for Breakthrough Talent and …

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The Erotic Potential of My Wife by David Foenkinos

The Erotic Potential of My Wife by David Foenkinos Having collected, among other things, cocktail sticks, electoral campaign badges, paintings of moored ships, rabbits’ feet, noises at five in the morning, Croatian maxims, staircase ornaments, the first pages of novels, the labels on melons, birds’ eggs, moments with you, hangmen’s nooses, Hector falls in love. It’s the way she washes windows that does it for him. And so begins his new infatuation, a collection (and …

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Monsoon Wedding Fever by Shoma Narayanan

Monsoon Wedding Fever by Shoma Narayanan A match made in Mumbai! Coming home from a night out, Riya is not expecting to trip over the man who once broke her heart sleeping on her living room floor! He’s over for her flatmate’s wedding – which means she’s got to spend 24/7 with the guy – and the sparks are already flying! Six years ago Riya fell for him – totally –whereas Dhruv didn’t believe in …

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A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel by Jenni Ogden

A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel by Jenni Ogden On her 49th birthday, Anna Fergusson, Boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut. With her confidence shattered and her future uncertain, on impulse she rents a cabin for a year on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. However Turtle Island, alive with sea birds and nesting Green turtles, is not the retreat she expected. Here …

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1)

A Hero Born by Jin Yong (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name …

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The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers “A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan   The New Tsar is the book to read if you want to understand how Vladimir Putin sees the world and why he has become one of the gravest threats to American security. The epic tale of the …

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Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff & David Corn

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff & David Corn The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia …

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Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen

Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen The day nine-year-old San San and her twelve-year-old brother, Ah Liam, discover their grandmother taking a hammer to a framed portrait of Chairman Mao is the day that forever changes their lives. To prove his loyalty to the Party, Ah Liam reports his grandmother to the authorities. But his belief in doing the right thing sets in motion a terrible chain of events. Now they must flee …

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride Touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared “light-skinned” woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician and son, explores his …

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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, …

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #1) At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to …

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa Nana, a cat, is devoted to Satoru, his owner. So when Satoru decides to go on a roadtrip one day to find him a new home, Nana is perplexed. They visit Satoru’s old friends from his school days and early youth. His friends may have untidy emotional lives but they are all animal lovers, and they also wonder why Satoru is trying to give his beloved cat away. …

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90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess by Chelsea Haywood

90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess by Chelsea Haywood An introspective journey into the glamorous world—and temptations—of Japanese nightlife, by former model Chelsea Haywood. The hard-drinking, drug-taking, all-night culture that dominates Tokyo’s Roppongi district can be a surreal place. Overworked Japanese business men will pay handsomely for the services of a hostess—someone to talk to, someone to provide hot towels and drinks, and sometimes just a companion with whom to sing karaoke with …

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free. Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. …

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A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma

A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma A classic memoir of self-invention in a strange land: Ian Buruma’s unflinching account of his amazing journey into the heart of Tokyo’s underground culture as a young man in the 1970’s When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975, Japan was little more than an idea in his mind, a fantasy of a distant land. A sensitive misfit in the world of his upper middleclass youth, what …

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The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two …

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The Salati Case by Tobias Jones

The Salati Case by Tobias Jones Castagnetti (Casta) is a private detective who doesn’t do things by the book. He’s dogged and lonely, impatient with the world of appearances and deceit. So when a pompous notary commissions him to verify that a missing person is ‘presumed dead’ in order to dispose of a dead woman’s estate to the other heirs, Casta smells a rat.   FREE Download The Salati Case by Tobias Jones EPUB [Filescdn]

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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.” Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. Ada begins her life in the south …

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent …

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women’s lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls. Every woman has a secret life . . . Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of …

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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé uses political and pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st century black American womanhood and its complexities: performance, depression, isolation, exoticism, racism, femininity, and politics. The poems weave between personal narrative and pop-cultural criticism, examining and confronting modern media, consumption, feminism, and Blackness. This collection explores femininity and race in the contemporary American political climate, folding in references …

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Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald

Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald

Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India—and for love—she screamed, “Never!” and gave the country, and him, the finger. But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah’s life is posted to India, …

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Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renée Ahdieh The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. So, at just seventeen …

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Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern She will change your life forever… In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird. When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is …

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The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh Sarah Gilchrist has fled London and a troubled past to join the University of Edinburgh’s medical school in 1892, the first year it admits women. She is determined to become a doctor despite the misgivings of her family and society, but Sarah quickly finds plenty of barriers at school itself: professors who refuse to teach their new pupils, male students determined to force out their female counterparts, and—perhaps …

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Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich

Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich

Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich Given his status as arguably the most despised political figure in history, it is surprising that there have only been four serious biographies of the Führer since the 1930s. Perhaps even more surprisingly, his biographers have been more interested in how he came to power and how he exercised his leadership than in Hitler the person. Yet to render Hitler as a political animal with no personality to speak …

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