• 5 Books About Ancient, Sacred, Complex Caste System In India

    5 Books About Ancient, Sacred, Complex Caste System In India0

    The vast South Asian country has a history stretching back 5 millennia, the second-highest population, and the seventh-largest area in the world. These 5 books will allow you to learn about the ancient, sacred, and complex caste system in India. 1. Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand “With precision, vitality, and a fury that earned him

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  • 8 Must-Read Novels Set In India

    8 Must-Read Novels Set In India1

    Travel to the vast, diverse, and dazzling South Asian nation with these 8 must-read novels set in India. 1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy “Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old

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  • 10 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books About China

    10 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books About China0

    These excellent works of fiction detail China’s vast landscape, ancient culture, and fascinating history. You will want to place on your TBR list all 10 of these must-read historical fiction books about China. 1. To Live by Yu Hua “From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese

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  • 5 Books About Cleopatra

    5 Books About Cleopatra0

    Cleopatra: beautiful, powerful, legendary. She was also the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Learn all there is to know about the woman who ruled Ancient Egypt as well as gain insights about her sacred animal companion—the cat—with these 5 informative and imaginative books about Cleopatra. 1. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff “Her

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  • A Literary Tour Of Ottawa, The Capital City Of Canada

    A Literary Tour Of Ottawa, The Capital City Of Canada0

    The following passages describing Ottawa, the city capital of Canada, are taken from the Whine and Cheese Cozy Mystery Series books Asiago and the Accomplice, Ice Whine and Irish Cheddar, and Feta and the Fat Bastard by Judy Volhart. The books are available from all online major retailers including Open Books Direct. Sparks Street Mall

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  • A Literary Tour Of Chicago, The Windy City

    A Literary Tour Of Chicago, The Windy City0

    The following passages describing the Windy City of Chicago located in the midwestern State of Illinois are taken from Winter in Chicago and Winter Gets Hot by David M. Hamlin. Both books from the Emily Winter mystery series, which are based in Chicago, are available from Open Books Direct. Marshall Field’s Ladies who lunched in

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