My Top Ten (Books) for the Past Ten (Years):

1. Meeting Faith by Faith Adiele (Thailand-- memoir)

2. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia-- novel)

3. Mandarins: Stories by Ruyunosuke Akutagawa (Japan-- short stories)

4. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (Mumbai--novel)

5. The Gate by Francois Bizot (Cambodia--memoir)

6. The Last Days of Old Beijing by Michael Meyer (Beijing--memoir)

7. Sichuan Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop (China--cookbook)

8. India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha (India--history)

9. Red Dust by Ma Jian (China--travel memoir)

10. The Girl from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Java--novel)

. . . . . by Janet Brown