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June 2024 My Mother Pattu Saras Manickam
June 2024 Pearl and Emporium Rose Gan
May 2024 Bride of the Sea Eman Quotah
May 2024 How to Stand Up To a Dictator Maria Ressa
April 2024 Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata
April 2024 The Naked Don't Fear the Water Matthieu Aikins
March, 2024 The House of Doors Tan Twan Eng
Feb, 2024 Breast & Eggs Mieko Kawakami
Feb, 2024 Dragon Rose Gan
Jan, 2024 Patron Saints of Nothing Randy Ribay
Jan, 2024 The Island of Missing Trees Elif Shafak
Nov, 2023 When Heaven and Earth Change Places Le Ly Hayslip
Nov, 2023 My Pen is the Wing of a Bird Afghan Women
Oct. 2023 The Orphan Keeper Camron Wright
Oct. 2023 The Stationery Shop Marjan Kamali
Sept., 2023 Our Missing Hearts Celeste Ng
Sept., 2023 The Verifiers Jane Pek
August, 2023 Our Lady of Alice Bhatti Mohammed Hanif
August, 2023 Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Shehan Karunalitaka
June, 2023 Dogeaters  Jessica Hagedorn
June, 2023 Black Wave Kim Ghattas
May, 2023 The Girl Who Wrote in Silk Kelli Estes
May, 2023 The Plotters  Un Su Kim
April, 2023 Tokyo Ueno Station  Yu Miri
April, 2023 Burnt Sugar Avni Doshi
March, 2023 912 Batu Road Viji Krishnamoorthy
Feb, 2023 The Accidental Malay Karina Robles Bahrin
  The Map of Salt and Stars

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Jan, 2023 On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong
Nov., 2022 Shalimar the Clown Salman Rushie
  Ghachar Ghochar Vivek Shanbhag
Oct., 2022 Pardise Lost: Mahathir & the End of Hope Dennis Ignatius
  If I had your Face Frances Cha
Sept., 2022 The Beekeeper of Aleepo Christy Lefteri  
  Bright Duanwad Pimwana
Aug, 2022 The Baghdad Clock  Shahad Al Rawi
  City of Djinns - a Year in Delhi William Dalrymple 
June, 2022 Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Deepa Anaparra
  Between Clay and Dust Musharrof Ali Farooqi
May, 2022 Map of Salt & Stars Jennifer Zeyn Joukhander
April, 2022 How to Pronounce Knife S. Thammavongsa
  Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 Cho Nam-Joo
March, 2022 Travels in a Dervish Cloak Isambard Wilkinson
March, 2022 The Runaways Fatima Bhutto
Feb, 2022 Burnt Sugar Avni Doshi
Feb, 2022 The Architect's Apprentice Elif Shafak
Jan, 2022 The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree Shokoofeh Azar
Jan, 2022 The Black Wave  Kim Ghattas
Nov, 2021 Toss of a Lemon Padma Vishwanathan
Nov, 2021 Dragon Rose Gan
Oct, 2021 Eat the Buddha Barbara Demick
Sept, 2021 The Committed Viet Thanh Nguyen
Sept, 2021 The Vegetarian Han Kang
Aug, 2021 The Nine Lives of Pakistan Declan Walsh
Aug, 2021 The Waiting Years Fumiko Enke
July, 2021 The Widows of Malabar Hill Sujata Massey
July, 2021 A House Without Windows Nadia Hashimi
May, 2021 Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
May, 2021 The Latehomecomer Kao Kalia Yang
March - 2021 Big Sister Jung Chang
Feb - 2021 Men Without Women Haruki Murakami
Jan - 2021 The Overstory Richard Powers
Jan - 2021 A Golden Age Tahmima Anam
Nov - 2020 Night Tiger Yangsze Choo
Nov - 2020 Pachinko Min Jin Lee
Oct - 2020 We, the Survivors Tash Awe
Sept - 2020 Home Fires Kamila Shamsie
Sept - 2020 Celestial Bodies  Jokha Alharthi 
Aug - 2020 Memory Police  Yoko Ogawa
July - 2020 The Night Tiger Choo Yangsze  
June - 2020 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
May - 2020 The Court Dancer Kyung-Sook Shin
Apr - 2020  Sold  Patricia McCormick
Mar - 2020  The Sealwoman's Gift  Sally Magnusson
Mar - 2020  The Pearl that Broke it's Shell Nadia Hashimi
Feb - 2020 The White Tiger  Aravind Adiga 

Feb - 2020

Home Fire 

Kamila Shamsie 

Jan - 2020 A Place for Us 

Fatima Farheen Mirza 

Nov - 2019

Colors of the Mountain

Da Chen

Nov - 2019

The Dragon Behind the Glass

Emily Voight

Oct - 2019

Secret Daughter

Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Oct - 2019

First They Killed My Father

Luong Ung

Sep - 2019

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani

Aug - 2019

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Barbara Demick

Aug - 2019

A State of Freedom

Neel Mukherjee

May - 2019 The Widows of Malabar Hill Sujata Massey
Apr - 2019 The Stolen Bicycle Wu Ming-yi
Apr - 2019 A House Without Windows  Nadia Hashim
Mar - 2019 The Silk Merchant’s Daughter Dinah Jefferies
Feb - 2019 Beauty is a Wound Eva Kurniawan
Jan - 2019 The Face Tash Aw
Jan - 2019 Iran Awakening Shirin Ebadi
Nov - 2018 Pachinko Min Jin Lee
Oct - 2018 The Amazing Racist Chhimi Tenduf-La
Oct - 2018 Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien
Sep - 2018

The Travelling Cat Chronicles 

Hiro Arikawa
Aug - 2018  Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan
Aug - 2018 The Story of a Brief Marriage   Anuk Arudpragasam
Jun - 2018 The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
May - 2018 When the Elephants Dance Tess Uriza Holte
Apr - 2018 Ghost Month Ed Lin
Apr - 2018 Garlic Ballads Mo Yan
Mar - 2018 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy
Feb - 2018 The Leavers Lisa Ko
Feb - 2018 The GIrl with Seven Names Lee Hyeonseo
Jan - 2018 Three Sisters Bi Feiyu
Jan - 2018 The Hotel on the Roof of the World Alec Le Sueur
Nov - 2017  The Feast of Roses Indu Sundaresan
Oct - 2017  The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen
Sep - 2017 The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul Deborah Rodriguez
Aug - 2017 Rooftops of Tehran Mahbod Seraji
Aug - 2017 Half the sky Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Jun  - 2017 In the light of what we know Zia Haider Rahman