Chinghiz Aitmatov “Jamila” This is a very interesting story by a writer from a country we don’t know that well, he is from Kyrgyzstan but writes in Russian, as far as I know. The novel describes village life in Central Asia and the disappearance of Central Asian cultural traditions in the USSR. This is one of the best love stories I ever read.
The Lovers. An account illuminating the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world documents the true story of how two people from different Afghani tribes pursued marriage against Islamic law and remain in hiding from relatives who would kill them to restore family honor.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress".