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Lillian Li

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Lillian Li is a graduate from the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers' Program, where she received her MFA in fiction. Her first novel is forthcoming from Henry Holt (Macmillan) in 2018. Her work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, Glimmer Train, and Jezebel. She writes for the Michigan Quarterly Review. Currently, she lives in Ann Arbor, teaching at the University of Michigan, and slinging books at Literati Bookstore. Visit her website for more info.


Average rating: 3.19 · 1,705 ratings · 388 reviews · 3 distinct works
Number One Chinese Restaurant

3.19 avg rating — 1,699 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Blue Jay

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
The Incendiaries
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Simultaneously glittering and hazy, transcendent and soul-dropping, R.O. Kwon's The Incendiaries is an experience I am delightfully mesmerized by. Each sentence has a diamond-cut quality to it, fashioned with precision that feels effortless. Paragrap ...more
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A River of Stars by Vanessa  Hua
A River of Stars
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I had a very hard time putting down Vanessa Hua's propulsive, funny, and knowing debut. I kept trying to put my finger on why. Was it the simultaneous strength and vulnerabilities of her characters? The savvy of independent Scarlett, the charismatic ...more
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A River of Stars
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I had a very hard time putting down Vanessa Hua's propulsive, funny, and knowing debut. I kept trying to put my finger on why. Was it the simultaneous strength and vulnerabilities of her characters? The savvy of independent Scarlett, the charismatic ...more
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree made me cry at the airport. Until the moment my eyes filled with tears, though, I was impressed by so much else. For one, the small kingdom of women Conterars builds, with violence always threatening to snake in, all seen th ...more
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree made me cry at the airport. Until the moment my eyes filled with tears, though, I was impressed by so much else. For one, the small kingdom of women Conterars builds, with violence always threatening to snake in, all seen th ...more
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Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Sourdough
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Sourdough is the deeply charming story of Lois Clary, a software engineer who goes from a lonely, anxious wreck who subsists on a nutrient-rich drink called Slurry, to a curious, ambitious baker who turns out a sourdough bread that is as delicious as ...more
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Little Fish by Casey Plett
Little Fish
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I've also been reeling over Little Fish and it's been almost a month since I finished reading it. Plett is a writer we don't deserve, one who can write into the nooks and crannies of any feeling you can imagine, and some you can't. Little Fish follow ...more
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Rubik by Elizabeth Tan
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If you love trippy, experimental ruminations on the intersections of technology and the human condition, read Rubik. A connected short story collection, it's so smart, so inventive, and so emotionally resonant it'll flabbergast you. Every story stack ...more
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