A Chant to Sooth Wild Elephants is the memoir of a half-Thai American who goes to his mother’s hometown in Thailand to temporarily become a monk.
Tone Deaf in Bangkok is a thoughtfully written set of memoir-type essays by a Canadian woman as she lives and works in Bangkok.
The Windup Girl is a dystopian novel set in a future Thailand. As with most dystopian novels, it’s depressing, gritty, and graphic. (But I still liked it.)
Sightseeing is a very well written collection of short-stories set in modern-day Thailand.