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  • Snapshots of Thailand

    $4.99$12.99 Sackett, Sam
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    Not even a three-hour motion picture could give an adequate impression of Thailand. These seven stories are snapshots of a few phases of the kingdom.
    An American expatriate seeks employment and love, but what he finds is not what he was looking for. A Thai woman overcomes the habits that almost destroy her marriage. A Thai girl looks for a career and is surprised by what she finds. Another Thai girl overcomes a dismal childhood to achieve resounding success. The American wife of a Thai discovers that she doesn’t like paradise. A Thai wife is dissatisfied with her Japanese husband. A young Thai man climbs toward success, using his employers as stepping stones.

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  • Sweet Betsy from Pike

    $4.99 Sackett, Sam
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    It’s 1849. Betsy is 18, a minister’s daughter, and pregnant. To escape the shame, she and her lover, Ike, run away from Pike County and join a wagon train headed for the California mining camp of Hangtown.
    It’s a long, tough journey. On the trail and in the rough-and-tumble mining camp Betsy outgrows Ike and becomes a strong, independent woman.

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  • Noynah – she was only a village girl

    $4.99 Little, Alan
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    Noynah was born in Kamalasai, a small sleepy Isaan village on the outskirts of Kalasin in the North-East of Thailand on the 1st of September 1958 she was the only daughter of Simon and Nooch Kwanchalerm. They were simple folk living on a small farm that was no bigger than four ‘rai’ of land of which he had inherited from his father. Just after Noynah’s third birthday her mother was gathering firewood in a nearby rain forest when she was bitten by a snake, a deadly poisonous Monocled Cobra and she died as a consequence, her father did his best to bring Noynah up single-handed and this is her story.

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  • Through Farang Eyes

    $4.99$12.99 Sackett, Sam
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    Southeast Asia looks different to a farang than it does to a native. Here are seven stories picturing some of the things that one farang saw.
    A retired American takes a young Thai wife and gets more than he bargained for. A young Thai woman lets her jealousy destroy her chance for a good future. A Thai girl who is sweet but has only one talent finds that those two qualities are enough. A Japanese engineer and his Thai wife fight to a draw. A German engineer falls prey to one of the oldest and most common scams in Thailand. A Thai woman learns that industriousness is not enough when it comes to finance. And an American journalist finds more than he was looking for in the jungles of Myanmar.

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  • A Harley, a Stetson and a red Thai Chilli

    $4.99$12.99 Little, Alan
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    Before the start of this story, the book gives a brief description of how the Japanese stormed the world with their technology, with regards to the mass production of cheap forms of personal transportation, which led to the demise of the European and American car and motorcycle industries.
    Jed Cantrell worked for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit on a production line. The book tells the humorous story of Jed’s life before Mr. Honda opened a car production plant in North America, and the affect that it had on him. Why he purchased a Harley Davidson in Bangkok and how he met Chilli, a beautiful mid-twenties Thai woman. A Harley, a Stetson and a red Thai Chilli, it sure is a funny story folks!

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  • Thai Lite 2: The Refill

    $5.99$11.99 Tsow, S.
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    S. Tsow gives you the lowdown on:

    • Thai nicknames
    • Thai coeds
    • Quality tourists
    • Scum tourists
    • The Spa experience
    • Toilets for elephants
    • Western Romeos
    • How to get rich in Bangkok
    • and much more..
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  • Smiles of Deceit

    $5.99$13.99 Cornick, Jim
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    Set before a backdrop in Southeast Asia, the story unfolds with the adventure of an international courier. His first courier duties send him to the exotic land of Siam. In the “Land of Smiles”, Mike becomes romantically involved with not one, but two beautiful Thai women.
    Romance however, is not the only thing he finds. The first night in Bangkok, Mike encounters thieves, mercenaries, murders and prostitutes. Within forty-eight hours, he becomes a party to smuggling, prostitution and murder.
    The story moves rapidly filled with danger, suspense and romance. The reader will travel with the courier through the back streets of Bangkok, the sex parlors of Patpong, the Bridge on the River Kwai, Angeles City (in the Philippines) and culminating on the “Over Night Express” from Bangkok to Hat Yai in the south of Thailand.
    Moving at a rapid pace, the reader will find around every corner sex, murder and surprises. It is a yarn with such a surprise and shocking ending. Smiles of Deceit will be a book long remembered.

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  • Beyond Twilight

    $4.99 Welman, Frans
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    Beyond Twilight is a thriller with unexpected twists and turns. Starting with a man being killed in Manila, Philippines, who when discovered who he really was initiates a rat race for the assassins which takes the reader to Thailand, Brazil, Nagaland, the United States, the Netherlands and India.
    Beyond Twilight is about the longest running post second World War and post colonial Indo-Naga conflict which in spite of ceasefire and peace talks has not come to an end. The killing of a Naga leader sets off the string of events which forces India into real negotiations to achieve lasting peace between the two nations of which one is not recognized internationally.

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  • Differences

    $4.99 Ediger, Max
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    War, economic injustice, political violence and social discrimination take a heavy toll on the majority of our world’s inhabitants. We witness this on television and read about it in newspapers, but the suffering depicted rarely affects us for long.
    The short stories in this book are based on the lives of real people in Asia living with this suffering. Each story tells of the differences between their lives and ours but each story also tells of their courageous struggle to survive. Their struggle is what must give us energy to continue in our own struggle to build a better world.

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  • Oblivion in Progress Vol II – Behind the borders of virtual reality

    $4.99 Welman, Frans
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    Oblivion in Progress, beyond the borders of virtual reality, is a deviously orchestrated thriller on a shift in world balance of power. Designed by covert operatives a high profile murder takes place which sends ripples through the world. But who designed it? And, who is the deployed assassin?
    What is the motivation behind killing an innocent person? When the chase is one the operatives, secret agents, turn no stone to catch the culprits while the South of the words finds courage to stand up for its rights. The blueprint of the chain of events has been dropped for a purpose and leads the reader from London to Manila, from Kuala Lumpur to Bombay and Arusha in Tanzania to Buenos Aires, Lima and but also remote places of interest.
    In volume one the preparation and execution of the deed leads to destabilization of world order but with the purpose of shaping equality. The actors responsible do not get away  with what they set in motion. Directing and organizing from the shadows they reveal and in the process change the perspectives of the reader.

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  • Oblivion in Progress Vol 1 – Behind Covert Level

    $4.99 Welman, Frans
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    Oblivion in Progress is a deviously orchestrated thriller on a shift in world balance of power. Designed by covert operatives a high profile murder takes place which sends ripples through the world. But who designed it? And, who is the deployed assassin? What is the motivation behind killing an innocent person?
    When the chase is one the operatives, secret agents, turn no stone to catch the culprits while the South of the words finds courage to stand up for its rights. The blueprint of the chain of events has been dropped for a purpose and leads the reader from London to Manila, from Kuala Lumpur to Bombay and Arusha in Tanzania to Buenos Aires, Lima and but also remote places of interest.
    In Volume One the preparation and execution of the deed leads to destabilization of world order but with the purpose of shaping equality the actors responsible do not get away  with what they set in motion. Directing and organizing from the shadows they reveal and in the process change the perspectives of the reader.

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  • Arthur and the 3462006AdA

    $4.99$15.99 Hastings, Robert
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    This is a ‘light-hearted’ look at a possible event in Thailand’s not-so-distant past, and is a tale of people whose paths have crossed by circumstances and logical events.
    The story begins with a hunt for a particular ‘brick’ that came from a temple on the border of Cambodia and Thailand, and takes this group of people on a mystical, and sometimes improbable, journey back to the original temple site in a hunt for the secrets hidden at the temple….

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  • The Monk’s Hour

    $4.99$15.99 Winkler, Ken
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    The Monk’s Hour is the second book of a trilogy involving Tim Adams, ex intelligence operative and Vietnam Vet.
    Following his experiences in ‘Never Recovered‘, Adams is approached in California to investigate the death of an art collector in Thailand. Within days, he discovers that not all the collector’s efforts concerned Buddhist icon recovery, but also transfers of reincarnated monks, prisoners and contraband through a mysterious system called ‘The Conduit’.
    Once again, Adam learns while dodging violent reactions in northern Thailand that not everyone wants the matter resolved. Based on current events in the vastly secret and lucrative Asian artifact trade, ‘The Monk’s Hour’ represents a fictional account of a system few understand.

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  • Blood Red River

    $4.99 Tuomela, Petri
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    In a remote village in Northern Thailand a boy is run over by a truck just outside school. A local teacher, Sumaree, and her husband, Swedish Rex Roxenhed, engage in the case and start to investigate the company behind the heavy traffic. Meanwhile, the Police are preparing to strike against a local drug lord. Sumaree’s attempt to look after her students safety suddenly coincide with the authorities fight on drugs. The resolution reaches its climax when an old love story unravels.
    Blood Red River is set in a Thailand far beyond the tourist resorts and is a story about family ties, poverty and the daily struggle for survival, but also about lifelong love.

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  • Never Recovered – WWII Gold in the Himalayas

    $4.99$15.99 Winkler, Ken
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    Former intelligence operative and ex-Vietnam War soldier, social worker and teacher Tim Adams has spent five years in exile from both his time in Asia as well as an espionage mess that ended badly in San Francisco.
    When he was approached to assist a WWII veteran with ‘problems,’ he had no idea how deeply it would involve him in the wars he left behind.
    Set in the bucolic streets of Santa Monica, the humid back areas of Bangkok Chinatown, and in the skies over northern Burma, Adams dodges triad activists, CIA operatives and his own ghosts as he attempts to help retrieve a cargo of gold (and incriminating documents) from the ‘Hump,’ a pejorative term for the Himalayas.
    It is an action/adventure thriller that includes social commentaries on Southeast Asia, as well as a running battle that covers three countries and includes aerial combat.

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  • Ghost Friends

    $4.99 Martinson, Barry
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    This tale of ghosts with unfinished business is a brain-teasing, gender-bending romp through the netherworld, with stops in Laos, Myanmar and northern Thailand along the way.
    Both humorous and thought-provoking, Ghost Friends not only paints a colorful picture of the Other Side, but also has some spiritual tips for a more meaningful life before we get there. In the end, if we keep on loving, heaven is what we make of it.

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  • Sticky Rice at the Orchid Cafe

    $4.99$12.99 Andrews, Bob
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    It seemed a good idea at the time. The village chosen by Bob Andrews as a refuge from the chaos of Bangkok lay just off the north-south motorway. His partner Pan already ran the village store and noodle shop. Why not expand the business to include an English-style tea shop?
    But Bob hadn’t done his homework. Thai motorway travelers are in too much of a hurry to break their journey for a pot of tea and a plate of crumpets. And Thai villagers eat rice soup for breakfast, not bacon and eggs. Nevertheless, Bob did gain some profit from his failed enterprise, winning a rare insight into the life of a typical Thai village.

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  • Political Instincts: A Novel of Amazing Thailand

    $4.99$15.99 Sinclair, F. Scott
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    This novel is based upon the theory of Participatory democracy as envisioned by Professor Harlan Watt. His theory was so provocative and threatening to the American elite, Professor Harlan was murdered by his own government for being a national security risk. A close friend, novelist Jake Jacobs, promised his widow that he would take up the banner and promote Harlan’s theory of Participatory democracy in his novels. The President, the CIA and IMF have consolidated their resources in an attempt to stop the publication of Jake’s novel. When his publisher, Mr. Naak, suffered the loss of his beloved nephews who were attempting to establish a true democracy in Thailand; he promised his only remaining nephew that he would never rest until democracy was firmly established in ‘The Land of Smiles.’
    Thailand has never been colonized by anyone…and won’t start now! With the help of the Prime Minister of Thailand, former Supreme Court justice Theodore Marsh, private detective Rick Olson, the negative forces of American influence would be confronted at every turn. But if Jake Jacob’s novel gets published, American style democracy as it exists today under the plutocracy would be in jeopardy. Thailand and America are on a collision course of their own making. Sides are chosen and played out to their final conclusion: a dynamic duel of major proportions right to the bitter end.

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  • Like A Willow Tree

    $5.99$14.99 Kimura, Rei
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    A willow tree, soft and flowy on the outside, unbreakable and strong on the inside, left to brave the lashings and extremities of wind and storm but never quite breaking.
    Hanako Ishigaki was just 9 years old when her father decided to uproot the family from traditional and beautiful Kyoto and migrate to Hawaii.
    ‘You are not uprooting this family to some strange outlandish place where we will have to start all over again and maybe never be accepted,’ his wife ranted. ‘Why, Kazuo? Why? We are Japanese and we should live here till the day we die.’
    But this was one time Kazuo Ishigaki refused to budge.
    We follow Hanako’s arduous journey to Hawaii on a passenger liner and the shock of finding no one waiting for them there. By a sheer stroke of luck, if one could call it that,  the Ishigaki family, used to much better times and lives, ended up in Kauia Island in a Japanese settlement called Furusato to work in a sugar plantation alongside thousands of Japanese migrants. The book describes the colorful lives of the Japanese migrant community in Hawaii in the eyes of the young Hanako and the conflict of two cultures, east and west.
    How eventually did Hanako end up in the big city, Honolulu, where she was to meet James Robertson and start a love affair that was to span and survive 35 years of separation, war and betrayals to end one cold afternoon in a sterile hospital room where the loose ends of two people’s lives and passion finally came together to find closure.
    And then, one day, at the peak of the post Pearl Harbor backlash on Japanese Americans, when Hanako thought that living behind barbed wires at the Japanese American internment camp of Manzaner, they had hit rock bottom, there was that dreaded knock on the front door and a soldier served a deportation order to Japan on them…..
    This story is told against a gripping backdrop of war and the horrors and humiliations of the Japanese American war internment camps following Pearl Harbor. But even in the most dire and hopeless circumstances people can dream and Hanako and her best friend, Melanie Tanaka dreamt of pitching their unusual talent in fashion designing into the world of haute couture and high fashion. The odds against them were as unscalable as Mount Fuji in winter but dreams were free….
    As the overcrowded ship carrying hundreds of deportees labeled ‘enemy aliens’ approached the shores of Japan, Hanako told herself firmly. ‘We’re going to be all right here, I’m sure of that!’
    Was she right? Or would things get really bad before they became better? So many things happened to shake and test the strength of this willow tree that readers may ask how did she continue to get up after each blow?
    This book is based on the true story of the turbulent life of Hanako Ishigaki as she was tossed around by the winds of migration, war internment camps and an incredibly unlikely and impossible love affair woven into it to add poignance to a story of great courage and determination to survive and succeed against all odds.
    How will it end?

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  • Come Here…and I’ll Show You

    $4.99 Lantin, Derek
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    Half an hour later I’m still workin’ an’ I’m makin’ good progress. But I get interrupted. The chick is gettin’ bored sittin’ in bed by herself. She calls out with a real soft voice an’ summons me to some more arduous tasks in the bedroom. I slurp down another drink to damp down the fires of lust.
    “Natalie,” I tell her, “I’ll be with you in a few minutes. I just gotta finish this last check-list.”
    But she wasn’t to be put off. She undulated into the room, came behind me an’ put her arms around my neck. Her naked little body seemed to glow in the half-light of the room, her bare arms were silken an’ brown. Lights were dancin’ in her eyes as she pouted an invitation to me.
    “Pleease..,.” she purred.
    By that time I was pawin’ the ground for it. All I could do was get my kit off an’ jump into bed.

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