Impossible to follow A Fine Balance. Despite the sadness and horror of parts of it is my favourite book. You could try The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I really enjoyed it and am recommending it to everyone!
ramonaquimby I haven't read Three Day Road but some of my recent favourites have been 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', 'The Sari Shop' Rupa Bajwa, 'Hullaballo in the Guava Orchard' Kiran Desai and various William Boyds. I also like Amitav Ghosh, although I found 'Sea of Poppies' a bit of slog. And a lucky pick was 'Cloth Girl' by Marilyn Heward Mills, set in Africa which I loved. No apologies for the India slant!! Would love to hear your recommendations too.
I'm resurrecting this old thread because I've just finished AFB, and I thought it was wonderful. Definitely in my top three books ever. Has anyone read anything else by Mistry, and are the other books as good?