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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Manor Houses of England by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives - Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell’s dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is filled with charming observations, amusing anecdotes, boyhood memories, and childlike wonder. by Gerald Durell

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment - Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the na by Jeanne Houston; James D. Houston

Arabian Sands - is Wilfred Thesiger’s record of his extraordinary journey through the parched “Empty Quarter” of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life—“the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets.” In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-cla by Wilfred Thesiger

Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora - Andrew Lam;
 Foreword by Richard Rodriguez “When Americans say Vietnam, they don’t mean Vietnam.” In his long-overdue first collection of essays, noted journalist and NPR commentator Andrew Lam explores his lifelong struggle for identity as a Viet Kieu, or a Vietnamese national living abroad. At age eleven, Lam, the son of a South Vietnamese general, came to California on the eve of the fall of Saigon to communist forces. He traded his Vietnam by Andrew Lam

Calling the Maritimes Home: Origins, Attitudes, Quirks, and Curiosities - Filled with fascinating facts and unforgettable anecdotes, Calling the Maritimes Home is a tribute to this unique part of Canada. The author revels in the region’s diversity of customs and traditions, its creative arts and cuisine, its many languages and lifestyles, in a manner that will delight both Maritimes and those from “Away”. by Julie V. Watson

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