Book List in Order: 5 titles


  • Bianca: A Novel of Venice by Robert Elegant At the height of the Renaissance, one vibrant city triumphs over the rest of Europe in nearly every aspect of human life: painting, music, architecture, banking, publishing, medicine and manufacturing. He...



  • A saga of the rich and powerful Sekloong family, of mixed English and Chinese heritage, each of whose members, from the Boxer Rebellion to the Cultural Revolution, helps to shape the events of his or her day...



  • New York Times best seller: This epic novel of the conquest of the Ming dynasty “does for 17th-century China what James Clavell''s Shogun did for 16th-century Japan” (The Christian Science Monitor).  Francis Arrowsmith is a man ...



  • In 1921, when Julia Pavernen visits the wealthy family of her Chinese friend in Shanghai, she is propelled into an exotic world of jolting contrasts and witnesses the cataclysmic birth of contemporary China...



  • During a tumultuous period of Chinese history--the time of the Taiping Rebellion, the destruction of Peking's Imperial City, and the reign of the courtesan Yenehela--two merchant families, one Chinese, one European, and both Jewish, forge their desti...