Books by Yiyun Li

DEAR FRIEND, FROM MY LIFE I WRITE TO YOU IN YOUR LIFE by Yiyun Li
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A potent journey of depression that effectively testifies to unbearable pain and the consolation of literature."
A Chinese-American fiction writer offers an intimate memoir of "darkest despair." Read full book review >
NAKED EARTH by Eileen Chang
by Eileen Chang, introduction by Yiyun Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Chang's novel can be less than subtle at times, but its description of small compromises and grand despair are both affecting and compelling."
Love is tested against revolutionary intrigue during China's Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >
GOLD BOY, EMERALD GIRL by Yiyun Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Further proof that Li deserves to be considered among the best living fiction writers."
A stellar assortment of stories about struggles to escape and connect in contemporary China. Read full book review >
THE VAGRANTS by Yiyun Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A complex, downbeat, ultimately admirable tale of a cloaked portion of Chinese history."
A harrowing portrait of a woman's execution by an oppressive Chinese regime, and how her death affects an entire provincial town. Read full book review >
A THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS by Yiyun Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Some ungainly plotting, but the author is one to watch."
The state bears down on the Chinese characters in this story collection, Chinese-American Li's debut. Read full book review >