Veronica Li




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Veronica Li

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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
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I just published my third book, Confucius Says. It’s a novel on caring for aging parents and is based on my own experience.

In the story, Cary, a middle-aged Chinese American, takes her parents into her home in Northern Virginia. She has been taught to believe in the Confucian virtue of filial piety and wants to do her utmost for her parents. But when the pressure of caregiving builds, and her... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 18, 2015 09:23 • 90 views • Tags: caregiving, chinese, parents
Average rating: 4.05 · 368 ratings · 56 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Journey Across the Four Sea...

4.14 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Nightfall in Mogadishu

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Confucius Says

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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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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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