A while ago I read Brick Lane by Monica Ali. A very good book about a Bangladeshi woman subjected to an arranged marriage which results in her living in England.
This past week I read a book with a similar theme. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, is the story of a couple from Calcutta who moves to America after their arranged marriage. The book follows their son as he grows up torn between the American life which he wants to belong to and the life of his parents which is still very much tied to India.
I could not put this book down! There is a good reason that Lahiri won the Pulitizer Prize for fiction. Her writing style in extremely engaging and her characters are so real. I highly recommend this book!
Now on my nightstand -- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.