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Map and Running List of All Books Read

Updated: Apr 5

a map of the world with some countries coloured in
  1. China: Shelley Parker-Chan, The Radiant Emperor Duology. Published in 2023, set in 1345. Takeaway: identity is fluid.

  2. Russia: Alexander Pushkin, translated Stanley Mitchell, Eugene Onegin. Published in 1833, this translation published 2008, set in the 1820s. Takeaway: Russia is Russian, not just European.

  3. Mongolia: Oyungerel Tsedevdamba & Jeffrey L. Falt, The Green-Eyed Lama. Published 2018, set primarily 1930s-40s.. Takeaway: herders good, communists bad.

  4. Tajikistan: Aminjon Shookuhi, translated Karim Khodjibaev & Moukhabbat Khodjibaeva, Where Does the Water Come From? English translation published 2008, set ??? (unclear, but probably sometime in the 20th century). Takeaway: community is essential.

  5. Greece: Homer, translated Emily Wilson, The Odyssey. Composed approximately 1000BCE, set ??? (unclear, possibly sometime 1600-1200BCE), this translation published 2018. Takeaway: our heritage is delightfully pagan.

  6. Kazakhstan: Joanna Lillis, Dark Shadows.

  7. Afghanistan: Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Published 2007, set 1964-2003. Takeaway: theTaliban is exactly as bad as you think it is.

  8. Australia: Jessie Stephens, Something Bad Is Going to Happen.

  9. Kyrgyzstan: Chingiz Aitmatov, Jamilia.

  10. Pakistan: Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

  11. United States of America: Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers.

  12. India: Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things.

  13. Nepal: multiple authors, House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal. Reading in progress.

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