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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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China Rich Girlfriend

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Crazy Rich Asians

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Rich People Problems

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  • Rich People Problems

    By Kevin Kwan

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525432371
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: May 2018
  • The Windfall

    By Diksha Basu

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451498922
    • Publisher: Broadway Books
    • Published: May 2018
  • Belgravia

    By Julian Fellowes

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781538760376
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: July 2017
  • The People We Hate at the Wedding

    By Grant Ginder

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.19
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250095220
    • Publisher: Flatiron Books
    • Published: June 2018
  • 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"--
  • The Sheltering Sky

    By Paul Bowles

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062351487
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: September 2014
    The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures. A story about three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky explores the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.
  • 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.
  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

    By Bill Dedman

    Our Price: $16.20
    • 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.
  • Brideshead Revisited

    By Evelyn Waugh

    Our Price: $8.95
    • 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.
  • Vile Bodies

    By Evelyn Waugh

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316216340
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: December 2012
    Evelyn Waugh's second novel, "Vile Bodies" is his tribute to London's smart set. It introduces us to society as it used to be but that now is gone forever, and probably for good.
  • 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
  • D.V.

    By Diana Vreeland

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062024404
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: May 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.
  • Once Upon a Time

    By Slim Aarons

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810946033
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: December 2003
    The Ultimate insider's view of the lifestyles of the wealthy, privileged and powerful. Illus., 250 full-color photos. 240p.
  • Invisible Cities

    By Italo Calvino

    Our Price: $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.
  • Snobs

    By Julian Fellowes

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250020369
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: May 2012
    From the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey... "The English, of all classes as it happens, are addicted to exclusivity. Leave three Englishmen in a room and they will invent a rule that prevents a fourth joining them."The best comedies of manners are often deceptively simple, seamlessly blending social critique with character and story. In his superbly observed first novel, Julian Fellowes, creator of the Masterpiece sensation Downton Abbey and winner of an Academy Award for his original screenplay of Gosford Park, brings us an insider's look at a contemporary England that is still not as classless as is popularly supposed.Edith Lavery, an English blonde with large eyes and nice manners, is the daughter of a moderately successful accountant and his social-climbing wife. While visiting his parents' stately home as a paying guest, Edith meets Charles, the Earl Broughton, and heir to the Marquess of Uckfield, who runs the family estates in East Sussex and Norfolk. To the gossip columns he is one of the most eligible young aristocrats around.When he proposes. Edith accepts. But is she really in love with Charles? Or with his title, his position, and all that goes with it?One inescapable part of life at Broughton Hall is Charles's mother, the shrewd Lady Uckfield, known to her friends as "Googie" and described by the narrator---an actor who moves comfortably among the upper classes while chronicling their foibles---"as the most socially expert individual I have ever known at all well. She combined a watchmaker's eye for detail with a madam's knowledge of the world." Lady Uckfield is convinced that Edith is more interested in becoming a countess than in being a good wife to her son. And when a television company, complete with a gorgeous leading man, descends on Broughton Hall to film a period drama, "Googie's" worst fears seem fully justified.In this wickedly astute portrait of the intersecting worlds of aristocrats and actors, Julian Fellowes establishes himself as an irresistible storyteller and a deliciously witty chronicler of modern manners.

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