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The Author’s Bookshelf: Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan is the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. His novels have been translated into over 20 languages. Kevin was named to Time Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2018. Born in Singapore, he has called Manhattan’s West Village home since 1995.

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Kevin Kwan’s Bookshelf:


  • A Book of Common Prayer

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679754862
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1995
    First published in 1977, the novel is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande, emblematically set against the background of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence. From the author of the current bestseller, 'The Year of Magical Thinking.' 272p.
  • An Inconvenient Woman

    By Dominick Dunne

    Our Price: $8.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345522207
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: November 2009
    Jules Mendelson is wealthy. Astronomically so. He and his wife lead the kind of charity-giving, art-filled, high-society life for which each has been carefully groomed. Until Jules falls in love with Flo March, a beautiful actress/waitress. What Flo discovers about the superrich is not a pretty sight. And in the end, she wants no more than what she was promised. But when Flo begins to share the true story of her life among the Mendelsons, not everyone is in a listening mood. And some cold shoulders have very sharp edges. . . .From the Paperback edition.
  • Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel

    By Truman Capote

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679751823
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: April 1994
    As it follows the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takesin calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting character as Colette the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witful. 180p.
  • Belgravia

    By Julian Fellowes

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781538760376
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: July 2017
  • Brideshead Revisited

    By Evelyn Waugh

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316216456
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: December 2012
    Captain Charles Ryder, stationed at Brideshead, recalls his boyhood associations with the odd but charming members of an English noble family.
  • Can You Forgive Her?

    By Anthony Trollope

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140430868
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 1975
    As a scandalized Victorian society looks on, Alice Vavasor, Lady Glencora, and the Widow Greenow continue their romantic entanglements with disreputable suitors
  • Charmed Lives: A Family Romance

    By Michael Korda

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060085568
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: May 2002
  • China Rich Girlfriend

    By Kevin Kwan

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804172066
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: May 2016
    "Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiance willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich"--
  • Crazy Rich Asians

    By Kevin Kwan

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345803788
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: May 2014
    Envisioning a quality-time summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that viciously competes against other wealthy families and strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl. A first novel.
  • D.V.

    By Diana Vreeland

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062024404
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: April 2011
    Fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the world of high fashion for fifty years. Among her eclectic circle of friends were some of the most renowned and famous figures of the 20th century – artists and princes, movie stars and international legends. Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1903s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman’s dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England’s Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev. 196p.
  • Doctor Thorne (Macmillan Collector's Library)

    By Anthony Trollope

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781909621398
    • Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
    • Published: July 2016
  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

    By Bill Dedman

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345534538
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2014
    A cousin of Huguette Clark and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist trace the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop of the now-infamous W. A. Clark family and include coverage of the internet sensation and elder-abuse investigation that occurred at the end of her life.
  • Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

    By Arthur T. Vanderbilt

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062224064
    • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
    • Published: December 2012
    Traces the history of the Vanderbilt family and explains why their family fortune dissipated so soon
  • Habits of the House

    By Fay Weldon

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250042903
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: October 2013
  • Invisible Cities

    By Italo Calvino

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156453806
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
    • Published: May 1978
    Marco Polo, sitting with Kublai Khan, entertains the emperor with tales of cities that he has seen within the empire. 165p.