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Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

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The title of this book is taken from a journal kept by Katherine Mansfield. It is a wonderful book title for this intimate memoir of depression and literature. The author is certainly well read and knowledgeable about authors. It is wonderful how she describes traveling with books as companions in her inward and outward journeys. It is a meandering and thoughtful book. There are some startlingly vivid insights along with the references to many works and authors previously unknown to me. In that way, it is a literature insider’s book.

The author writes honestly about her suicide attempt and alludes to her family. This reader is left wondering about her family and the impact her travels and illness have on them. It seems a huge thing to leave out of such a personal story. The author was born in Beijing and much of the book has the wonderful outlook of an outsider. She currently lives in Oakland and teaches at the University of California, Davis.

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Author:
Yiyun Li
Star Count:
3.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
209 pages
Publisher:
Random House
Publish Date:
2017-Feb-21
ISBN:
9780399589096
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Issue:
April 2017
Category:
Biographies & Memoirs
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ISBN

9780399589096

Star Count

3.5

Book Author

Yiyun Li

ASIN

0399589090

Page Count

209 pages

Format

Hard

Publisher

Random House

Issue

April 2017

Publication Date

2017-Feb-21

“Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life”

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