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  • Hot Thai Kitchen

    Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home: A Cookbook

    The definitive Thai cookbook from a YouTube star!Growing up in Thailand, Pailin Chongchitnant spent her childhood with the kitchen as her playground. From a young age, she would linger by the stove, taking in the sight of snowy white coconut being shredded, the smell of lemongrass-infused soups, and the sound of the pestle pounding against the granite mortar.Years later, as a Cordon Bleu–educated ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $13.99 USD

  • Japanese for Travelers

    Useful Phrases Travel Tips Etiquette (Japanese Phrasebook)

    This ebook is a combination Japanese phrase book, Japanese travel guide and Japanese etiquette guidePacked with expressions and information for everyday occasions (looking for a place to stay, eating at a restaurant, making a telephone call), as well as less common ones (what to do if you become ill or something is lost or stolen), Japanese for Travelers allows you to break out of the role of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • A Beginner's Guide to Japan

    Observations and Provocations

    by Pico Iyer ...
    “Arguably the greatest living travel writer” (Outside magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents. In A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on his years of experience—his travels, conversations, readings, and reflections—to craft a playful and profound book of surprising, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Cargo of Hope

    Voyages of the Humanitarian Ship Vega

    by Shane Granger ...
    This is the story of the historic ship Vega’s first missions of mercy—a real-life sea tale complete with vicious storms, exotic locations, heart-rending moments, and priceless glimpses into real life on some of the world’s most remote tropical islands.In December 2004, Shane Granger and his partner, Meggi Macoun, had just completed a sailing odyssey from South Africa to Malaysia and were enjoying ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • High

    A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China

    by Erika Fatland ...
    Translated by Kari Dickson ...
    An ambitious and magnificent new travelogue by bestselling and prize-winning author Erika Fatland (The Border and Sovietistan), on a journey along the Himalaya.The Himalaya weave through five very different countries, where the world religions of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are mixed with ancient shamanic religions. Countless languages and vastly different cultures live in the secluded mountain ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Mysteries of the Gobi

    Searching for Wild Camels and Lost Cities in the Heart of Asia

    by John Hare ...
    John Hare is a star author and one of the most well-known explorers of his generation. The Gobi is a perennially fascinating part of the world - a desert that people love to read about. China, the environment/natural world, exploration and discovery: broad and topical appeal.The Gobi is the largest, coldest and driest desert in Asia. Its shifting sands conceal ancient cities, 3,000-year-old ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Standard Deviations

    Growing Up and Coming Down in the New Asia

    “I was twenty-three and I had set off for Asia to become a writer, intrigued by lurid tales of booms, busts, drugs, sex, violence, magic. There was a wicked sorcery in Asia, in the economic profligacy of the early nineties, in the way financiers and businessmen took a rapidly wiring and developing continent and looted billions, like a titanic parlor trick converting all that wealth into abandoned ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Under the Holy Lake

    A Memoir of Eastern Bhutan

    by Ken Haigh ...
    Series series Wayfarer
    Inaccessible for most of its history, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has long fascinated the West. Today, wealthy travelers are admitted in small groups, but in 1987, when Ken Haigh arrived as a volunteer to teach in a small high school, foreign travelers were as hard to find in the kingdom as telephones or toilet paper. Under the Holy Lake describes a two-year sojourn in the valley of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • In a Rocket Made of Ice

    Among the Children of Wat Opot

    by Gail Gutradt ...
    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children’s Community. Begun with just fifty dollars in the pocket of Wayne Dale ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Two Trees Make a Forest

    In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts

    This "stunning journey through a country that is home to exhilarating natural wonders, and a scarring colonial past . . . makes breathtakingly clear the connection between nature and humanity, and offers a singular portrait of the complexities inherent to our ideas of identity, family, and love" (Refinery29).A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Jessica J. Lee to ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Gion Festival

    Exploring Its Mysteries

    A must-have resource for anyone wishing to unlock the mysteries of Kyoto's 1150-year-old Gion Festival."A month of rituals, five processions, countless deities, shrines and portable shrines, thirty-four floats, antique treasures and fine arts, otherworldly music, an array of spiritual traditions, family heirlooms on display, kimono, people watching, thousands of dedicated volunteers, more than ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • An Empire of the East

    Travels in Indonesia

    by Norman Lewis ...
    From Sumatra to East Timor and beyond, An Empire of the East is a fascinating look at a rapidly changing island nationIn An Empire of the East, renowned travel essayist Norman Lewis takes readers to Indonesia, where some thirteen thousand islands in the South Pacific are each colored with their own unique cultures and histories. With more than three hundred ethnic groups speaking two hundred fifty ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens


    Translated by Ottilie Mulzet ...
    Known for his brilliantly dark fictional visions, László Krasznahorkai is one of the most respected European writers of his generation and the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Here, he brings us on a journey through China at the dawn of the new millennium. On the precipice of its emergence as a global power, China is experiencing cataclysms of modernity as its harsh Maoist ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • A Culinary History of Taipei

    Beyond Pork and Ponlai

    Series series Big City Food Biographies
    There is a compelling story behind Taiwan’s recent emergence as a food destination of international significance. A Culinary History of Taipei is the first comprehensive English-language examination of what Taiwan’s people eat and why they eat those foods, as well as the role and perception of particular foods.Distinctive culinary traditions have not merely survived the travails of recent ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • Widow, The Priest and The Octopus Hunter

    Discovering a Lost Way of Life on a Secluded Japanese Island

    by Amy Chavez ...
    Get to know the inhabitants of a tiny Japanese island--and their unusual stories and secrets--through this fascinating, intimate collection of portraits."This book beautifully describes the residents of tiny Shiraishi Island as well as telling how Amy herself came to be in such a fascinating little corner of Japan…Amy herself, with this book, has shown herself an integral part of this preservation ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A Call from the East

    Having circumnavigated North America in 2009, the author and his doughty pillion rider decide to tackle Russia and Georgia. It's a test ride really, a pre-cursor to attempting to ride their motorcycle across Siberia. Blocked from entering Georgia, they decide to ride around the Black Sea, heading for Turkey, then Georgia. In doing so they pass through Ukraine and Crimea, before getting thoroughly ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Hindoo Holiday

    In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah’s fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • 1001+ Basic Phrases English - Kannada

    by Gilad Soffer ...
    "1001+ Basic Phrases English - Kannada" is a list of more than 1000 basic phrases translated from English to Kannada. Easy to use- great for tourists and English speakers interested in learning Kannada. Phrases divided into sections such as numbers, colors, time, days, body, greeting, weather, shopping, health, emergency, restaurant and more ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Lonely Planet Japan

    Series series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet’s Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore over a thousand temples in old imperial capital Kyoto, relax in one of the onsens scattered across the archipelago, and sample the breadth of Japan’s sublime cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • CultureShock! Sri Lanka

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    Series series Culture Shock series
    Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to communicate with the Sri Lankans and how to enjoy their delicious curries without needing a fire extinguisher! Discover what lies beneath the Sri Lankan ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Kuala Lumpur Undercover

    From the crumbling backstreets of Chow Kit to the gleaming highrises of Sultan Ismail Road, ladies of all ages and ethnicities patrol the dark alleys, fancy clubs and dingy massage parlours of Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, cruising for customers and surviving on their wits, born in some cases out of true desperation but in other cases out of lifestyle choice. Veteran writer and author ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Nine Lives

    In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

    From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” —The New York Review of Books), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region’s rapid change—a book that distills the author’s twenty-five years of travel in India, taking us deep into ways of life ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Shanghai Free Taxi

    Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China

    As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and discovered a country amid seismic political and economic change.China--America's most important competitor--is at a turning point. With economic growth slowing, Chinese people face ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Frangipani Tree Mystery

    by Ovidia Yu ...
    Series Book 1 - Su Lin Series
    First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth Su Lin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore.1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away. When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin's daughter dies suddenly - and in ... Read more

    $3.99 USD $0.99 USD