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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.
  • 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.
  • Can You Forgive Her?

    By Anthony Trollope

    Our Price: $15.29
    • 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
  • D.V.

    By Diana Vreeland

    Our Price: $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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    By Tom Wolfe

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312427573
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: March 2008
    Tom Wolfe's laser intense illlumination of 'the modern madness that [was] New York in the 1980s.' Still a great commutnovel to read on the train to work or home, sitting in the park, in a cafe, or your favorite reading chair. A national bestseller. A page-turner if there ever was one! 685p.
  • The Custom of the Country

    By Edith Wharton

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143039709
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2006
    Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton's second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior décor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted. This new edition features a new introduction and explanatory notes and reset text
  • Too Much Money

    By Dominick Dunne

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345464101
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: September 2010
  • 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.