Books Set in Asia


Afghanistan

Hosseini, Khaled
- A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khadra, Yasmina
- The Swallows of Kabul


Cambodia

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


China

Min, Anchee
- Empress Orchid

Park, Yeonmi
- In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Xiaolong, Qiu
Death of a Red Heroine


India

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


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


Malaysia

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

Park, Yeonmi
- In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom


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

Towles, Amor
- A Gentleman in Moscow


Singapore

Kwan, Kevin
- Crazy Rich Asians


South Korea

Kang, Han
- The Vegetarian


Vietnam

Thúy, Kim
- Ru

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