World History/Politics/Current Affairs
A Cultural Guide
An entertainingly written and concise guide to Oxford and its history, Oxford
explores the city's literary legacy, architecture, religion, theater, film, art, leisure pursuits, commerce, social history and social change.
World Travel/Cadogan Guides USA
Illustrated Gift Books
History of International Fashion
“Grumbach is a living encyclopedia about French fashion’s creative legacy, and its industrial history… He compiled his experiences and brushes with some of the 20thcentury’s most important fashion figures…"—Miles Socha, European Editor Women’s Wear Daily
Inside the Lebanese Street Corner Bakery
Barbara Abdeni Massaad’s cookbook is dedicated entirely to the art of creating the perfect man’oushé
. With over 70 simple recipes, it offers you a way to enjoy these typical pies—traditionally baked in street corner bakeries—in the comfort of your own home.
Recipes from the Middle East & beyond“Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavors distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen.” —Bruno Loubet
Rosa's Thai Cafe
This comprehensive new book from acclaimed chef, Saiphin Moore, looks at dishes from across Thailand in over 100 recipes. The recipes feature traditional and regional Thai dishes—and a whole lot of modern variations as well.
Biographies & Memoirs
A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici
This groundbreaking biography of Fakhr ad-Din, Prince of the Druze, is based on the author's vivid new translations of contemporary sources in Arabic and other languages. It brings to life one remarkable man's beliefs and ambitions, uniquely illuminating the elusive interface between Eastern and Western culture.
Ali and His Russian Mother
At the outbreak of the July War in 2006, the novel's unnamed young protagonist reconnects with a childhood friend as they flee the bombs unleashed upon their country. As the two friends reunite, chat, and bond during a harrowing bus caravan across the Syrian border to Lattakia, en route to Moscow, Chreiteh's unique, comic sense of the absurd speaks to contradictions faced by a young generation in Lebanon now, sounding out taboos surrounding gender, sexual, religious, and national identities.
Dreams of Maryam Tair
Blue Boots and Orange Blossoms
Outside of time, the legendary queen Sheherazade tells a little girl a story that has happened, and is yet to happen. Dreams of Maryam Tair brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor, of curses, witches, djinns and demons. But it is also a very present-day Casablanca: a raw, pitiless landscape of crumbling urbanism and rusty ports, of bureaucrats and student revolts, and of a deep human solitude.
Chinese Love Poetry
The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems.
Lives of Rain, The
"Nathalie Handal's poetry is a global poetry of witness and wisdom. In The Lives of Rain Handal's crisp multilingual diction renders passion, intelligence, and despair, deftly chronicling the human condition in its vivid particulars."—Denise Duhamel
Language & Reference
A SourcebookThe essential textile and design source book packed full of vibrant color combinations and magnificent patterns from around the world
Children's Picture Books
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook“Paul Yee draws on his deep knowledge of Chinese culture and history to create and retell these tales. They are full of witches, monkey gods, and magic makers. They unearth the full variety of human nature and experience.”
—from the foreword by Jane Yolen
The Snow Princess
“Sanderson’s resplendent oils have a suitably chilly polish, and children will be transfixed by the characters’ elaborate Byzantine costumes.”—Booklist