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Recommended books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from Sri Lanka. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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In the Skin of a Lion : A Novel by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 3.5     29 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Arriving in Toronto in the 1920s from the Canadian wilderness, Patrick Lewis experiences a series of adventures as he makes a living searching for a missing millionaire, tunnels beneath Lake Ontario, and falls in love. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022
2.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors : A Novel by Nayomi Munaweera EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Sar... continue
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022
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The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam EN

Rating: 3     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Dinesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one morning by an older man who asks him to marry his daughter Ganga, hoping that victorious soldiers will be less likely to harm a married woman. For a few brief hours, Dinesh and Ganga tentatively explore their new and unexpected connection, trying to understand themselves and each other, until the war once more closes over them. Told in meditative, n... continue
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022
4.

The White City by Roma Tearne EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Hera has known great loss over decades of endless winter. The first snows coincided with the arrest of her brother on terrorism charges, and since then she has witnessed the total collapse of normal life in a devastated London. Her only source of comfort through it all has been her relationship with Raphael. Now, as the thaw begins, can she at last track down her elusive lover? Within this compelling vision of a dystopian near-future, Roma Tearne offers us a moving study of human endurance --
Recommended: 27 Jan 2018

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