Reading Around the World Middle East

A Thousand Splendid Sons : Author is born in the capital, Kabul
Shooting Kabul : Author is Afghan-American, the setting is also of both countries.  She lived in Saudi Arabia & travelled a quite a bit.

Train to Pakistan : Gives a detailed account of the Partition of India

Persia (Iraq/Iran)
Shahnameh : Author is born in Tus, Iran a small town near Mashad Iran's holiest city, just outside the Turkmenistan border.

* Turkey * Georgia * Armenia * Azerbaijan * Iran * Iraq *  Israel * Jordan * Oman * Saudi Arabia * Syria * United Arab Emirates * Yemen * Turkmenistan * Uzbekistan * Tajikistan * Kyrgyzstan *