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15 Novels By Asian American Authors That Everyone Should Read

Not just The Woman Warrior or Joy Luck Club.

From the first waves of immigration and imperialism to today's Crazy Rich Asians era, Asian American literature is as diverse, deep, and varied as our experiences.

To celebrate AAPI literature, here are 15 seminal novels by AAPI authors:

1. Waylaid by Ed Lin

Waylaid book cover

2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake book cover

3. Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian American Writers by Frank Chin, Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong

Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian American Writers book cover

4. No-No Boy by John Okada

No-No Boy book cover

5. The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Leavers book cover

6. America Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan

America Is in the Heart book cover

7. How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

How Much of These Hills Is Gold book cover

8. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer book cover

9. China Boy, Gus Lee

China Boy book cover

10. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko book cover

11. Severance by Ling Ma

Severance book cover

12. Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee

Desirable Daughters book cover

13. Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu

Interior Chinatown book cover

14. The Book of Salt by Monique Truong

The Book of Salt book cover

15. Shark Dialogues, Kiana Davenport

Shark Dialogues book cover

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