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Fiction Browsing Guide for Asia Collections: (PR's (English Lit.) & PS's (American Lit.)

This is a guide to fiction and literature in the Asia Collections of Kroch Library.

PR's and PS's

The PR (English literature) and PS (American literature) call number sections on the Mezzanine of Kroch Library include poetry, short stories and novels by Asian authors writing in English, and books about Asia by travelers or foreign residents.   There are also translations into Asian languages of English and American fiction.   (The majority of English and American literature is in Olin, Library, including most books by such popular writers as Amy Tan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sujata Massey.  It is best to check the library catalog for the location of an author's works. Occasionally there will be a copy in both Olin and Kroch.)  

Examples of fiction in Kroch Library:

Kevin Kwan   Crazy Rich AsiansChina Rich Girlfriend (also in Indonesian); Rich People Problems.   The first was a popular movie: the sequels are also planned for filming.

Sujata Massey    A Murder on Malabar Hill  [The Widows of Malabar Hill]  First mystery in a series featuring Perveen Mistry, Oxford-educated woman lawyer in 1920's Bombay.

Bapsi Sidhwa    Cracking India: A Novel   [Ice-Candy-Man]  

Kiran Desai   Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard; The Inheritance of Loss     

Sung J. Woo  (Cornell grad)   Everything AsianLove Love: A Novel;  Skin Deep  (mystery featuring Korean-American adoptee Siobhan O'Brien, private investigator). 

Amy Tan    The Bonesetter's Daughter in Chinese and Thai;  Joy Luck Club in Chinese;  Kitchen God's Wife in Thai. 

Kazuo Ishiguro   An Artist of the Floating World in Japanese.

George Orwell    Animal Farm in Indonesian,  Japanese; Thai, and Vietnamese

Salman Rushdie  Midnight's ChildrenLuka and the Fire of Life

J.K. Rowling   Harry Potter books in ThaiBengali, Hindi, and Chinese