Books by Sylvia Li-chun Lin

SOMEONE TO TALK TO by Zhenyun Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A chronicle of lives of quiet desperation lived half a world away, understated and thoughtful, cheerless without being morose."
Generational novel of loss and miscommunication in a Chinese village. Read full book review >
APRICOT'S REVENGE by Song Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Rooting contemporary crimes in government-sanctioned corruption is nothing new for American writers, but Ying's tale marks something new and welcome in Chinese fiction."
Chinese writer Ying's first appearance in English challenges the Y District Criminal Division to uncover the disturbing motive for the murder of a real estate tycoon. Read full book review >
THE LOST GARDEN by Li Ang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An exploration of contemporary Taiwan through the lens of the past, this novel hits many poignant notes as it threads its way."
Yinghong, a Taiwanese woman, struggles with an all-consuming love for a magnetic businessman while remembering her gentle, unconventional father, who was imprisoned for dissident views. Read full book review >
THE COOK, THE CROOK, AND THE REAL ESTATE TYCOON by Liu Zhenyun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Liu's fiction is a romp through modern Beijing that pits migrant workers from the provinces against billionaires and officials, making a wry statement about modern China and a thoroughly entertaining book."
Capitalism in contemporary China is the background to a nonstop hunt by migrant workers, a billionaire, and government officials—for a purse. Read full book review >
THE MOON OPERA by Bi Feiyu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2009

"Flawed, but elegantly theatrical and emotionally resonant—just like a good opera."
The American debut of an acclaimed Chinese novelist. Read full book review >
RED POPPIES by Alai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2002

"A compelling portrait of an unfamiliar place on the cusp of modernity: a promising new writer."
Debut fiction describing the bloodstained last days of Tibetan chieftains before the Chinese communists took over their lands in 1949. Read full book review >