Adult genre books (9)


1.

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 4     20 Votes
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away . . . ' Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Wes... continue
Recommended: 27 Jun 2022

2.

A Passage North by Anuk Audpragasam EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother''s former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an activist he fell in love with four years earlier while living in Delhi, bringing with it the stirring of distant memories and desires. As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for the funeral, so begins a passage into the so... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

3.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain : A Novel by Pitchaya Sudbanthad EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Thailand flag Thailand
Description:
"A house in the center of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home. Witness to two centuries' flux in one of the world's most restless cities, a house plays host to longings and losses past, present, and future. A nineteenth-century missionary doctor pines for the comforts of New England even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos of Siam increasingly difficult to resist. A post-war society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting the course of her future. A jazz pianist is summoned in the 1970s to conjure music t... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

4.

Convenience Store Woman : A Novel by Sayaka Murata EN

Rating: 3.5     64 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction—many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual—and she does her best to copy th... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

5.

Leave the World Behind : A Novel by Rumaan Alam EN

Rating: 3.5     48 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
"A ... novel about two families--strangers to each other--who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong"--

6.

My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
'My Sweet Girl is like nothing else I've read. Set in San Francisco and Sri Lanka, this is a story about friendship, lies, and guilt. A stunning and original must-read' Samantha Downing, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife A girl in a new country. A dark secret left behind. A dead body which might tell all. Ever since she was adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka, Paloma has led a privileged Californian life: the best schools, a generous allowance and parents so perfect that Paloma fears she'll never live up to them. Now at thirty, Paloma has managed to disappoint her parents so... continue
Recommended: 26 Oct 2022

7.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro EN

Rating: 3.5     495 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic. As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time... continue

8.

Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada EN

Rating: 3.9     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

9.

The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee EN

Rating: 3.5     18 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
A traumatized college graduate, a lonely housewife, and a burned-out mother of three endure the challenges of their respective demons and families in the face of unexpected consequences within their American expat community in Hong Kong.
Recommended: 31 Oct 2022


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