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


"What a long way it is from one life to another, yet why write if not for that distance?"

Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisdom, this is a luminous account of a life lived with books. Written over two years while the author battled suicidal depression, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living.

Yiyun Li grew up in China and has spent her adult life as an immigrant in a country not her own. She has been a scientist, an author, a mother, a daughter—and through it all she has been sustained by a profound connection with the writers and books she loves. From William Trevor and Katherine Mansfield to Søren Kierkegaard and Philip Larkin, Dear Friend is a journey through the deepest themes that bind these writers together.

Interweaving personal experiences with a wide-ranging homage to her most cherished literary influences, Yiyun Li confronts the two most essential questions of her identity: Why write? And why live?

Title Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
Author Yiyun Li
Publisher Random House
Title First Published 21 February 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0399589090
ISBN-13 9780399589096
Publication Date 21 February 2017
Main content page count 224
Weight 32 oz.