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Veronica Li

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in Bangkok, Thailand



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March 2011

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I'm the author of two books: Journey Across the Four Seas and Nightfall in Mogadishu.

I write to understand the puzzles of my life, and it has turned out that what puzzles me puzzles other people as well.

My biggest puzzle was my mother. Like a dutiful Chinese daughter, I took my ailing parents into my home. My father was quirky as usual, no puzzle there, but my beautiful, saintly mother astonished me with her devilish behavior. I wondered who this stranger was. Fortunately, she loved to tell stories about her life. So I sat her down and recorded her stories. A fascinating tale unfolded. I can now say I understand my mother and love her for who she was. The title of the book, Journey Across the Four Seas, is the journey she took to bring her...more

To celebrate Mother’s Day in the UK, British book blogger Rachel Cotterill is featuring my book on her site:
JOURNEY ACROSS THE FOUR SEAS is a book about my mother’s life. This book is the greatest gift between mother and daughter. It’s a gift to me because it gives me my past. It’s a gift to my mother because it giv... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.17 · 137 ratings · 45 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Journey Across the Four Sea...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Nightfall in Mogadishu
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Defying Gravity: Fiction by...
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I’ve heard that Nigerian women are resourceful and determined. After reading Ejituru, I believe what I heard is true. This is a story of a young woman with a dream, going through many twists and turns in life, including marrying a stranger so she cou...more
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A chilling psycho mystery. Look forward to the sequel.
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"I was baffled by the beginning too. How did two sophisticated, well-informed journalists get themselves into such a jam in Nigeria? "
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Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell
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This book is hilarious. Read it if you want to hear yourself laugh out loud.
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“good times and bad times are like the sun and moon. You usually see one and not the other, and yet you know that both are always there. Therefore, she concluded, when your fortunes are riding high, you shouldn’t feel arrogant, and when they’re low, you shouldn’t feel depressed.”
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