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27 popular sri lanka books
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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A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
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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

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Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing. Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropolog... continue

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Blue-Skinned Gods by SJ Sindu EN

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Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
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From the award-winning author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies comes a brilliantly written, globe-spanning novel about identity, faith, family, and sexuality. In Tamil Nadu, India, a boy is born with blue skin. His father sets up an ashram, and the family makes a living off of the pilgrims who seek the child’s blessings and miracles, believing young Kalki to be the tenth human incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. In Kalki’s tenth year, he is confronted with three trials that will test his power and prove his divine status and, his father tells him, spread his fame worldwide. While he seems to pa... continue

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Brixton Beach by Roma Tearne EN

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Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
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London. On a bright July morning a series of bombs brings the capital to a halt. Simon Swann, a medic from one of the large teaching hospitals, is searching frantically amongst the chaos and the rubble. All around police sirens and ambulances are screaming but Simon does not hear. He is out of breath because he has been running, and he is distraught. But who is he looking for?

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El Fantasma de Anil by Michael Ondaatje ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Sri Lanka, finales de los años 80. La situación de inestabilidad y caos social se recrudece. Dos son los personajes que protagonizan nuestra aventura. Anil, médico forense que debe hacer un informe para las Naciones Unidas y Sarath, un arqueólogo que colabora con ella. Ambos irán tomando conciencia de la catástrofe que vive aquel distante país. Desaparecidos, asesinatos, fosas comunes ... La pareja se dará cuenta de cuán peligrosa podría resultar la curiosidad en un territorio donde reina la anarquía. Lo que suceda aquí les cambiará la vida. Ésta es una novela política que logra retratar con f... continue

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El Paciente Ingles by Michael Ondaatje ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Each is haunted by the riddle of the fourth member, an English patient -- a nameless, burned man whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.

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En los límites del paraíso

En los límites del paraíso by Romesh Gunesekera ES

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
El Hacía muchacho viaja a la isla tropical dónde nació su abuelo y murió su padre. El abuelo Eldon, que huyó de la isla es quien crio al muchacho; hombre pacifista, cultiva rosas en su jardín y da sabios consejos. El padre, en cambio, un idealista que volvió a la isla de sus ancestros para luchar por la paz. El muchacho, sin un objetivo claro, camina por los senderos de la isla, hasta que en un estanque: ¡Y conoce a una muchacha! Bella, buena, inteligente, ecologista. Y nace el amor. ¿Qué puede salir mal? A partir de all&iac... continue

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Funny Boy : A Novel by Shyam Selvadurai EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
A coming of age story about Arjun Chelvaratnam, who struggles with his homosexuality, entering into an affair with a schoolmate and breaking not only sexual taboos, but also social structures that separate the Tamil and Sinhalese.

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

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
Description:
Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera EN

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Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
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A U.S. release of an award-winning first novel traces the experiences of two women on opposing sides of the Sri Lankan Civil War who connect in unexpected ways when a Tamil aspiring teacher is arrested by soldiers and placed in the path of a young woman from a loving Sinhala family.


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