Books Set in the Middle East


AFGHANISTAN

Hosseini, Khaled
- A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khadra, Yasmina
- The Swallows of Kabul


EGYPT

Schiff, Stacy
- Cleopatra: A Life


IRAN

Gordon, Noah
The Physician

Satrapi, Marjane
- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood


ISRAEL

Khadra, Yasmina
The Attack

Yakin, Boaz and Nick Bertozzi
- Jerusalem: A Family Portrait


LEBANON

Alameddine, Rabih
- An Unnecessary Woman


PAKISTAN

Hamid, Mohsin
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Yousafzai, Malala
- I Am Malala


SYRIA

Bohjalian, Chris
- The Sandcastle Girls

Pearlman, Wendy
- We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria


TURKEY

De Bernières, Louis
Birds Without Wings

Shafak, Elif
The Bastard of Istanbul


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Johnson-Davies, Denys (Ed.)
In a Fertile Desert: Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates


YEMEN

Steil, Jennifer
- The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

Books set in the Middle East, books set in Afghanistan, books set in Egypt, books set in Israel, books set in Iran, books set in Lebanon, books set in Pakistan, books set in Syria, books set in Turkey, books set in UAE, books set in United Arab Emerites, books set in Yemen