Books set in Asia


Afghanistan

Hosseini, Khaled
A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khadra, Yasmina
The Swallows of Kabul

China

Min, Anchee
Empress Orchid

Xiaolong, Qiu
– Death of a Red Heroine

India

Adiga, Avarind
The White Tiger

Ali, Samina
– Madras on Rainy Days

Boo, Katherine
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

James, Tania
The Tusk That Did the Damage

Theroux, Paul
– The Elephanta Suite

Umrigar, Thrity
– The Space Between Us

Indonesia

Gelman, Rita Golden
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

Zuckoff, Mitchell
Lost in Shangri-La

Japan

Hersey, John
Hiroshima

Kawabata, Yasunari
– Snow Country

Mockett, Marie Mutsuki
– Picking Bones from Ash

Murakami, Haruki
– Norwegian Wood

Obata, Fumio
Just So Happens

Steinbach, Alice
– Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

Yoshimoto, Banana
– The Lake

Laos

Cotterill, Colin
The Coroner’s Lunch

Myanmar (Burma)

Croke, Vicki Constantine
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Larkin, Emma
Finding George Orwell in Burma

North Korea

Demick, Barbara
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Kim, Suki
Without You There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite

Pakistan

Hamid, Mohsin
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Yousafzai, Malala
I Am Malala

Philippines

Batacan, F.H.
Smaller and Smaller Circles

Russia

Alexander, Robert
– The Kitchen Boy

Eichar, Donnie
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

Singapore

Kwan, Kevin
Crazy Rich Asians

South Korea

Kang, Han
The Vegetarian

Vietnam

Thúy, Kim
Ru


 

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