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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:

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  • 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.
  • Belgravia

    By Julian Fellowes

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781538760376
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: July 2017
  • Brideshead Revisited

    By Evelyn Waugh

    Our Price: $14.40
    • 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.
  • Charmed Lives: A Family Romance

    By Michael Korda

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060085568
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: May 2002
  • China Rich Girlfriend

    By Kevin Kwan

    Our Price: $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"--
  • 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
  • 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.
  • People Like Us

    By Dominick Dunne

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345521040
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: September 2009
    Gus Bailey, the confidant of New York society, observes the social repercussions of socialite Justine Altemus's engagement to TV anchorman Bernie Slatkin and inadvertently precipitates a social explosion.
  • Rich People Problems

    By Kevin Kwan

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525432371
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: May 2018
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    By Tom Wolfe

    Our Price: $19.80
    • 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
  • The Stranger's Child

    By Alan Hollinghurst

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307474346
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: August 2012
    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. That weekend, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried—until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them. 
  • The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

    By Dominick Dunne

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345522214
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: September 2009
    When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight. And much to the horror of Alice Grenville--the indomitable family matriarch--he marries her. Ann wants desperately to be accepted by high society and become the well-bred woman of her fantasies. But a gunshot one rainy night propels Ann into a notorious spotlight--as the two Mrs. Grenvilles enter into a conspiracy of silence that will bind them together for as long as they live. . . .From the Paperback edition.
  • The Windfall

    By Diksha Basu

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

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