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The Hungry Tide: a Novel

by Amitav Ghosh

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Publisher’s Description
From the author of the international bestseller The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide is a novel of adventure and romance set in the exotic Sundarbans — treacherous islands in the Bay of Bengal where isolated inhabitants live in fear of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. Read more… 

  

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The Heart of the World

by Ian Baker

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Acclaimed explorer Ian Baker’s long-awaited memoir of his successful quest to reach a legendary waterfall in the unexplored heart of the Himalayas’ deepest gorge, a place long held by Tibetans to be the portal to an earthly paradise and the origin of Shangri-la. Read more…

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The Island of the Day Before

by Umberto Eco

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After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island.  The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. Read more…

 

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