Books by Tan Twan Eng

Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Grace and empathy infuse this melancholy landscape of complex loyalties enfolded by brutal history, creating a novel of peculiar, mysterious, tragic beauty."
The unexpected relationship between a war-scarred woman and an exiled gardener leads to a journey through remorse to a kind of peace. Read full book review >
THE GIFT OF RAIN by Tan Twan Eng
Released: May 1, 2008

"The author makes it clear that issues of treason and patriotism—and fate and free will—defy easy resolution."
Though this debut novel of divided loyalties in Southeast Asia during World War II has the epic sweep of a TV mini-series, portentous dialogue and belabored themes undermine its otherwise engrossing plot. Read full book review >