Books set in Thailand (7)


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Bangkok Wakes to Rain : A Novel by Pitchaya Sudbanthad EN

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Country: Asia / Thailand flag Thailand
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"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


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Bright by Duanwad Pimwana EN

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"Explores the quality of human resilience through the adventures of Kampol Changsamran, a young boy left behind by his parents after their break-up"--

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The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth by Wīraphō̜n Nitipraphā EN

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Country: Asia / Thailand flag Thailand
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On the day Chareeya is born, her mother discovers her father having an affair with a traditional Thai dancer. From then on, Chareeya's life is fated to carry the weight of her parents' disappointments. She and her sister grow up in a lush riverside town near the Thai capital, Bangkok, captivated by trashy romance novels, classical music and games of make-believe. When the laconic orphan, Pran, enters their world, he unwittingly lures the sisters into a labyrinth of their own making as they each try to escape their intertwined fates. The original Thai language edition of The Blind Earthworm in ... continue

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The Bride Price : A Hmong Wedding Story by Mai Neng Moua EN

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Country: Asia / Laos flag Laos
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A principled decision brings unexpected consequences for a Hmong American woman struggling to reconcile the two cultures--and to be a good daughter while breaking the rules.

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The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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The Pearl Sister is the fourth book in the number one international bestselling Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. After her beloved sister, Star, breaks free of their close relationship, CeCe is bereft and feels totally abandoned. Struggling to cope alone, she decides that she too must try to move on and endeavour to find her own life outside the sibling bubble that has formed her entire world. Wishing to run as far away as she can from the pain of her loss, she decides to head for the farthest corner of the earth - Australia, a country she has always had an irrational fear of visiting, y... continue

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The Sad Part was by Prāpdā Yun EN

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Country: Asia / Thailand flag Thailand
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Winner of a PEN Translates! grant. Selected as a 'book to look out for in 2017' by The Guardian and BuzzFeed Books. In these witty, postmodern stories, Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a metafictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly literary, his narratives offer an oblique reflection of contemporary Bangkok life, exploring the bewildering disjunct and oft-hilarious contradictions of a modernity that is at odds with many traditional Thai ideas on relationships, family, school and work. Praise for The Sad Part Was 'Ev... continue