Books by Liza Monroy

SEEING AS YOUR SHOES ARE SOON TO BE ON FIRE by Liza Monroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An uneven collection in which the author shows that it's time to move on from mom."
A mother's monitoring becomes helpful but overwhelming as the author travels a rockier road than most toward domestic bliss. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An accessible if slightly self-indulgent account showing the complexity of immigrating to the U.S. alongside semiprofound reflections on the meaning of marriage."
The story of a young writer who married her best friend to save them both. Read full book review >
MEXICAN HIGH by Liza Monroy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Teen angst south-of-the-border: Monroy's debut is most notable for its pungent characterization of Mexico City, where political assassinations and bribery are commonplace in a 12th grader's life."
A bright teenager whose free-spirited Foreign Service worker mother is transferred to Mexico City spends a momentous senior year struggling to find herself at an elite private school. Read full book review >