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A cutting-edge novel—drawn from author’s
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f SNAKES AND EARRINGS
Translated by David Karashima
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Dutton 120 pp. 0-525-94889-9 $17.95
THE KITE RUNNER
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NECTAR IN A SIEVE
Introduction by Indira Ganesan
“The finest novel by an Indian I have ever
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f THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY
The enigmatic life of a Chinese peasant living
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Riverhead 416pp. 1-59448-174-1 $15.00
Available January 2006
John D. Yohannan, editor
A TREASURY OF
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Skills & Reference
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE
This amazingly comprehensive volume has
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THE NEW WORLD SPANISH/ENGLISH
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Words You Were Never
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