The Dead Lake

A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour s daughter and one evening, to impress her, he dives into a forbidden lake The radio act

Half a World Away

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award Eleven year old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he s an epic fail That s why his family is t

The Dead Wander in the Desert

From Kazakhstan s most celebrated author comes his powerful and timely English language debut about a fisherman s struggle to save the Aral Sea, and its way of life, from man made ecological disaster Unfolding on the vast grasslands of the steppes of Kazakhstan before its independence from the USSR

Ballad of Forgotten Years

Here is a novella of ancient times, of savage retribution of torture and hostage taking between the feuding Kazakhs and Turkmen It tells of crude chieftainly honor and vengeance Its material is drawn from the oral tradition and folk memory of today s Kazakhs, whose nomadic way of life was sacr

The Tombs (Fargo Adventure, #4)

Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High K

The Lost Heart of Asia

A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane, site of the legendary Silk Route and scene of Stalin s cruelest deportations is a remote and fascinating region Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the

Half a World Away

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award Eleven year old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he s an epic fail That s why his family is t

The Dead Lake

A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour s daughter and one evening, to impress her, he dives into a forbidden lake The radio act