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Blighted Flower and Other Stories
By: Riika Virtanen
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Vivid images of Tibet spring to life in this landmark book, the firstUntil recently access to modern Tibetan novels and short stories for non-Tibetan readers has been rare and the present work is intended to fill this gap. The book provides a fascinating glimpse of modern Tibetan Literary art. Four stories included in the book focuses on women's lives in contemporary Tibet. The stories include; 1) A Blighted Flower by Dhondup Gyal, 2) A Shameless Bride by Dhondup Gyal and Tsering Dhondup, 3) A Girl with Her Face Concealed by Tenpa Yargya and 4) The Yellow Leaves of Summer by Tashi Palden.
Buddhaland Brooklyn
Buddhaland Brooklyn (A Novel)
By: Richard C. Morais
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Seido Oda spent his boyhood in a small mountainside village in rural Japan. When his parents hand him over to the monks at the nearby Buddhist monastery, he devotes himself to painting, poetry, and prayer--and avoiding human contact. But his quiet life is unexpectedly upended when he is ordered by his superior to open a temple in Brooklyn.

New York is a shock to the introverted Oda, who now must lead a ragtag army of eccentrics who make up the local Buddhist community. After tragedy strikes, Oda finally realizes his own long-buried sadness and spiritual short-comings. It is only with newly opened eyes that Oda comes to find in Brooklyn the home he has always sought.
Heart of the Buddha (A Novel)
By: Elsie Sze
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When Marian, an earnest romantic and idealist, goes missing in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, her prim and pragmatic twin sister, Ruthie, journeys from Canada to search for her. When Ruthie uncovers Marian's passion for a Bhutanese monk and her hazardous trek over a mountain pass to Tibet, she fears the worst. And those fears only intensify when a sinister Tibetan reveals that he is also in pursuit of Marian. As the sisters struggle to reach each other, they must overcome the demands of their own hearts and spirits.

In easy, poetic prose, Elsie Sze paints an enchanting picture of Bhutan as she spins a tale of mystery, adventure, and romance, recounting the two sisters' physical and spiritual journeys to find each other and their true selves.
Hotel on the Roof of the World
By: Alec Le Sueur
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From Miss Tibet To Shangri-La
Few foreigners have been lucky enough to set foot on Tibetan soil, Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years there, working for an international hotel chain. Against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas he unfolds a highly amusing and politically enlightening account of his experiences. Fly infestations at state banquets, hopeful mountaineers, unexpected deliveries of live snakes, predominance of yaks and everything yak-related, the unbelievable Miss Tibet competition, insurmountable communication problems and
dead guest are just some of the entertainments to be found at the "Fawlty Towers" of Lhasa.
Little Pilgrim, a Novel
By Ko Un
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From Korea's most revered author comes the tale of a small boyÕs quest for enlightenment. Loosely following the last chapter of the Avatamsaka sutra, Little Pilgrim relates the heroic journey of Sudhana, who sets out on a grand adventure. Along the way, he encounters fifty-three teachers -- including men, women, children, animals, and heavenly beings -- as he travels mountains, valleys, deserts, and forests in his search for truth. A spiritual tale in the tradition of Siddhartha, this novel is now available to English audiences for the first time. A passionate and lively epic, Little Pilgrim takes its readers on a fantastical journey.
Mandala of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet
By: Jamgang Norbu
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In 1891, the British public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with archcriminal Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Then, to its amazement, he reappeared two years later, informing a stunned Watson, ‘I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself visiting Lhasa.’
Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu’s discovery, in a rusting tin box in Darjeeling, of a carefully wrapped manuscript: an account by Huree Chunder Mookerjee-Kipling’s Bengali spy and scholar- of his own travels with Sherlock Holmes. Now, for the first time, we follow Holmes north across the dusty plains of India to Simla, summer capital of the British Raj, and over the high passes to the vast emptiness of the Tibetan plateau.
Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change
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Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change is the first systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature, which has burgeoned only in the last thirty years. This comprehensive collection brings together fourteen pioneering scholars in the nascent field of Tibetan literary studies, including authors who are active in the Tibetan literary world itself. These scholars examine the literary output of Tibetan authors writing in Tibetan, Chinese, and English, both in Tibet and in the Tibetan diaspora.

The contributors explore the circumstances that led to the development of modern Tibetan literature, its continuities and breaks with classical Tibetan literary forms, and the ways that writers use forms such as magical realism, satire, and humor to negotiate literary freedom within the People’s Republic of China. They provide crucial information about Tibetan writers’ lives in China and abroad, the social and political contexts in which they write, and the literary merits of their oeuvre. Along with deep social, cultural, and political analysis, this wealth of information clarifies the complex circumstances that Tibetan writers face in the PRC and the diaspora. The contributors consider not only poetry, short stories, and novels but also other forms of cultural production—such as literary magazines, films, and Web sites—that provide a public forum in the Tibetan areas of the PRC, where censorship and restrictions on public gatherings remain the norm. Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change includes a previously unavailable list of modern Tibetan works translated into Western languages and a comprehensive English-language index of names, subjects, and terms.
Prayer of the Dragon
Prayer of the Dragon (A Novel)
By: Eliot Pattison
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Shan Tao Yun is an exiled Chinese national, a former Beijing investigator, on parole from the Tibetan work camp to which he had been consigned as punishment.  Summoned to a remote village to save a comatose man from summary execution for two murders, Shan discovers that the unconscious suspect is not Tibetan, but Navajo, and that the recent
murders are only part of a chain of deaths.  To find the killer, Shan must solve the riddle of Dragon Mountain, the place “where the world begins.”
She Still Lives; A Novel of Tibet
By: Bill Magee
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She Still Lives: A Novel of Tibet is an action-love story set in a fictional Tibet of the future. The beginning of the next century is a pivotal time for the Land of Snows. A nascent freedom movement has been crushed by the Communists. Tara Gyatso, beloved Dalai Lama, and her advisor Mila Lakpa, have been imprisoned.

Many years later Mila Lakpa emerges from jail. He is an aged remnant of his former self, but he rallies for a final act of rebellion. Outwardly he may appear to have forgotten the Dalai Lama, but inwardly a secret plan is taking shape. The path to success is a razor's edge: on the one side, the Dalai Lama's freedom; on the other, a life sentence and the annihilation of his hopes. The Chinese believe he poses no danger to the State. For all Mila knows, they may be right. 

Stories from Beyond the Clouds
By: Clifford Thurlow
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Stories from Beyond the Clouds, poignantly displays Clifford Thurlow's masterful translation of Tibetan folk tales.  In the stories themselves, interwoven between mysteries and fantasies, are the essential teachings of Buddhism, as only as they could be found within the rich cultural heritage of Tibet.  These are the tales from the Roof of the World as they have been passed down from generation to generation, arriving amongst us at a time where they are just as meaningful to our lives now, as when they were first told.
Two Classic Tibetan Fables
Two Classic Tibetan Fables
By: Acharya Ngawang Namgyal
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The two engaging stories in this volume originate in Tibetan folklore and deliver their essential moral message in such a way as to appeal to adults and children alike.  In the first tale, A Story of Antelopes:  A Message of Renunciation Towards Cyclic Existence, we meet a stubborn antelope, whose refusal of his chieftain's wise advice leads to his downfall despite the compassionate prayers of a great sage.  From this tale we learn the invincible laws of self-responsibility or karmic cause and effect.
You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction
By: Keith Kachtick, editor
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The Buddhist tradition is rich in stories, especially those that help teach the sutras. You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction takes the sutra tradition into new and unexpected places. Classic Buddhist themes reality and illusion, stillness and being, meditation and action are the inspiration for these stories, but the appeal of these powerful, often quirky and provocative works spreads far beyond just students. Like its predecessor, this collection includes both new voices and established masters such as Pico Ayer, Anne Donovan, Robert Olen Butler, and Mark Salzman.