bildungsroman en "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" by Moshin Hamid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The author of <em>The Reluctant Fundamentalist</em>, Moshin Hamid, will be at the <a href="">Odyssey Bookshop</a> in South Hadley, Massachusetts to talk about his new novel - the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love.</p><p><em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594487294&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594487294" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is the astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.”</p><p>It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and re-crossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59037 at "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" by Moshin Hamid The Book Show #1272 - Louise Erdrich <p>Louise Erdrich has been a published and highly regarded author for nearly 30 years but had never won a National Book Award until being cited in November 2012 for her novel, <em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0062065246&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Round House</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0062065246" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52970 at The Book Show #1272 - Louise Erdrich The Book Show #1245 - Richard Ford <p>Richard Ford is one of America&rsquo;s most highly revered writers. His book, <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0679735186">Independence Day</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0679735186" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>, was the first to receive both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:46:26 +0000 Joe Donahue 39789 at The Book Show #1245 - Richard Ford