Mixed-race children, women forced into prostitution, and soldiers on all sides. Dust Child by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is a nuanced narrative of people affected by the Vietnam war and its aftermath. A book that is relevant now more than ever before.
Set in the times of the Bengali renaissance, Chronicles of the Lost Daughters explores the socio-cultural politics of 19th-century Bengal including caste hierarchies, real-life figures, and events. A thought-provoking read that will have you turning the pages.
Historical fiction with a hint of magical realism. This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke is the story of human resilience. Of the youth stepping up to take back what is rightfully theirs.
A gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers featuring a girl with chronic illness. A finishing school that is actually a training ground for lady spies. An assassination plot. A found sisterhood. One For All by Lillie Lainoff is a must-read.
A classic example of history always being written by victors. The Last Queen by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the tale of Rani Jindan Kaur, Mother of the Khalsa. The fierce queen history forgot.