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Aimee Liu

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Aimee Liu is a best-selling novelist, essayist, and nonfiction author based in Los Angeles.

Her 2020 novel GLORIOUS BOY, published by Red Hen Press, has received rave endorsements:

"The most memorable and original novel I've read in ages. Aimee Liu… evokes every side in a multi-cultural conversation with sympathy and rare understanding."
– Pico Iyer

“A riveting amalgam of history, family epic, anticolonial/antiwar treatise, cultural crossroads, and more, this latest from best-selling author Liu is a fascinating, irresistible marvel.” — Library Journal, starred review

”This fascinating novel examines the many dimensions of war, from the tragedy of loss to the unexpected relationships formed during conflict. The Andamans are a lush and unusual s
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Aimee Liu Get an MFA if you're serious. I wish I had done this decades before I finally screwed up the courage to go for it.…moreGet an MFA if you're serious. I wish I had done this decades before I finally screwed up the courage to go for it.(less)
Aimee Liu I'm reading Anthony Doerr's Memory Wall and Jim Shepard's You Think That's Bad -- and loving both story collections -- because I'm (thrilled to be) go…moreI'm reading Anthony Doerr's Memory Wall and Jim Shepard's You Think That's Bad -- and loving both story collections -- because I'm (thrilled to be) going to Sirenland in March to work/conference with them.
Not enough time, no! A few pages each night. I'm more of a novel person as a reader and writer, and so am filled with awe at the precision and selection process involved in short story writing.(less)
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What We Inherit is a powerful memoir about the deeply human yearning for answers in the face of loss. It's also a devastating indictment of the U.S. Government's callous treatment of MIA families and, by extension, of the soldiers who risk and lose t ...more
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This book is simply stunning. One dazzling sentence after another captures the wonder of our natural world, even as the story makes it crucially clear that humankind is destroying that world. The time is past when we can save it, but we must join tog ...more
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Glorious Boy by Aimee Liu
"This was an amazing story, a time in WWII history not as commonly told, with love stories, heroism and scarifice. I especially enjoyed learning of the about the climate, geography, and indigenious people of the Adaman Islands......beautifully crafted" Read more of this review »
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"Always enjoy a book that takes the reader beyond own borders. Anthropology centric and a trip into islands off the coast of Burma during the Japanese takeover during WWII. A sliver of a personal story embedded into history that captures your heart. "
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“Certain temperaments respond to anxiety by pulling inward. Their instincts tell them ' Don't go out to meet the world - you'll have a panic attack. Inside is where safety is.”
Aimee Liu, Gaining: The Truth about Life After Eating Disorders

“Error sometimes supplies the surprise that makes life interesting.”
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