Veronica Li

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Veronica Li

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in Bangkok, Thailand


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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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Journey Across the Four Sea...

4.15 avg rating — 629 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Confucius Says

4.06 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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My husband, Sverrir Sigurdsson, and I recently published a book called Viking Voyager: An Icelandic Memoir, released on Nov. 3, 2020. It's his personal story of growing up in Iceland, an upbringing that inspired him to travel the world like his Viking forefathers.
We're happy to say, after several years of sometimes frustrating collaboration, we're still married. No two people can be more different Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 09, 2020 13:15 Tags: iceland, memoir, travel, viking

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Ingenious way of telling a story through a collection of short stories. The author's love of adventure is really a love of life and is reflected in every episode. Great descriptions of the Sahara and its people. ...more
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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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