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The Bones of Grace

by Tahmima Anam

From the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of A Golden Age and The Good Muslim comes a lyrical, deeply moving modern love story about belonging, migration, tragedy, survival, and the mysteries of...


The Vegetarian: A Novel

Man Booker International Prize 2016

by Han Kang

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize

ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S “BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SO FAR”

ONE OF TIME’S “BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SO FAR”

A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and...


The Private Life of Mrs Sharma

by Ratika Kapur

Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife, mother, and daughter-in-law holding the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband tries to rack up savings in Dubai. Working as a receptionist and committed to finding...


The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness: A Novel

by Kyung-Sook Shin

The highly anticipated release of the most personal novel by Kyung-Sook Shin, who first burst on to the literary scene with the New York Times bestseller, Please Look After Mom.

Homesick and alone, a teen-aged...


Beauty Is a Wound

by Eka Kurniawan & Annie Tucker

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star. The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute...


Wind/Pinball: Two novels

by Haruki Murakami & Ted Goossen

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched...


Flood of Fire

by Amitav Ghosh

The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy

It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has...


The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

by Ahn Do-hyeon

The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then to die.

This is the story of a salmon whose silver scales mark him out as different - who dares to...


She Will Build Him a City

by Raj Kamal Jha

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE

As night falls in Delhi a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she...


A Bad Character: A novel

by Deepti Kapoor

A highly charged fiction debut about a young woman in India, and the love that both shatters and transforms her

 

She is twenty, restless in New Delhi. Her mother has died; her father has left for Singapore....


The Seventh Day: A Novel

by Yu Hua & Allan H. Barr

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China.

 

Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young...


Anatomy of Life

by Devdan Chaudhuri

A narrative that's shaped like a fable, but in which we recognize the various features of life in India today' - Amit Chaudhuri

'An unusual and readable chronicle of an abstract Poet's journey, veering from the...


The Journey

by Indira Ganesan

After a decade in a suburban American world of shopping malls and fast-food restaurants, sisters Renu and Manx return to their childhood home, the island of Pi. A bit of India "torn free to float in the Bay...


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

by Haruki Murakami & Philip Gabriel

New York Times #1 Bestseller

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books...


The Accidental Apprentice

by Vikas Swarup

In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.

A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna...


The Last Lover

by Can Xue & Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

In Can Xue’s extraordinary book, we encounter a full assemblage of husbands, wives, and lovers. Entwined in complicated, often tortuous relationships, these characters step into each other’s fantasies, carrying...


Em and the Big Hoom: A Novel

by Jerry Pinto

The devastatingly original debut novel from a winner of the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction.

“Profoundly moving . . . I cannot remember when I last read something as touching as this.” —Amitav Ghosh,...


No Country: A Novel

by Kalyan Ray

“A novel as easy to read as the latest bestseller, No Country is a rousing adventure made up out of the blood and guts and dreams of people on three continents and nearly 150 years of troubled history” (Alan...


The Man with the Compound Eyes

by Wu Ming-Yi

When a tsunami sends a massive island made entirely of trash crashing into the Taiwanese coast, two very different people—an outcast from a mythical island and a woman on the verge of suicide—are united...


The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver

by Chan Koonchung & Nicky Harman

SEX, LIES, AND ROCKY ROADS …

Life is simple for Champa. He has a good job as a chauffeur in his hometown of Lhasa, and if his Chinese boss Plum is a little domineering, well, he can understand that – she’s...