Books set in Asia


Hosseini, Khaled
A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khadra, Yasmina
The Swallows of Kabul


Ung, Loung
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers


Min, Anchee
Empress Orchid

Xiaolong, Qiu
– Death of a Red Heroine


Adiga, Avarind
The White Tiger

Ali, Samina
– Madras on Rainy Days

Basu, Diksha
The Windfall

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

James, Tania
The Tusk That Did the Damage

Mahajan, Karan
The Association of Small Bombs

Theroux, Paul
– The Elephanta Suite

Umrigar, Thrity
– The Space Between Us


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

Zuckoff, Mitchell
Lost in Shangri-La


Hersey, John

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


Cotterill, Colin
The Coroner’s Lunch


Samarasan, Preeta
Evening is the Whole Day

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


Hamid, Mohsin
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Yousafzai, Malala
I Am Malala


Batacan, F.H.
Smaller and Smaller Circles


Alexander, Robert
– The Kitchen Boy

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

Towles, Amor
A Gentleman in Moscow


Kwan, Kevin
Crazy Rich Asians

South Korea

Kang, Han
The Vegetarian


Thúy, Kim


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