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Lydia Kang

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I love salt more than chocolate. I'm somewhat small, yet deceptively strong. Sort of like an ant.

I'm a part time doc, full time family member, and if you offer me snacks, I'll be a friend for life.

My adult fiction centers around historical mysteries in New York City, with splashes of forensics, anatomy, apothecary medicine, and chemistry! A BEAUTIFUL POISON takes place in 1918 at the height of the influenza epidemic; THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL centers around the illegal grave robbing world; and forthcoming in July 2020 is OPIUM AND ABSINTHE, with--you guessed it--opium and absinthe. And possibly vampires!

I have a nonfiction adult book written with Nate Pederson entitled QUACKERY: A Short History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, coming in 20
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Lydia Kang Yes! My next book is entitled Opium and Absinthe and will arrive sometime in 2020. I'm researching and writing it now. Thanks for the question, Laura!…moreYes! My next book is entitled Opium and Absinthe and will arrive sometime in 2020. I'm researching and writing it now. Thanks for the question, Laura!(less)
Lydia Kang I'm writing a few books right now. I'll let everyone know when there is news!…moreI'm writing a few books right now. I'll let everyone know when there is news!(less)
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Baking Sourdough Bread!



I'm back! Now, on to baking sourdough bread. There are a lot of different ways to do this. Different amounts of starter to use, different flours, different temperatures, different times. It's dizzying. I tried one with this famous YouTube guy, Joshua Weissman, and honestly, it was too much effort. I have work to do during the day and I can't babysit dough all the frickin' time. I also watched Read more of this blog post »
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“What's the meaning of life?"
"I have been programmed by Hexus to reply 'meatballs,'" it says.”
Lydia Kang, Control

“Trust no one, I scold myself. Even if they smell good.”
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“To be surrounded by books, by thoughts, by places and people and things that she had not yet met—it was a haven unlike any other.”
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“I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie

PS. 'Control' looks amazing!


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Lydia Kang Shelley wrote: "Hi Lydia,

Thanks for friending me. If I'd been more awake last night I would have sent a request to you! :)

Shelley"


No worries! It's hard to find all my blog friends on GR and keep up. GR is a little dizzying!


Shelley Hi Lydia,

Thanks for friending me. If I'd been more awake last night I would have sent a request to you! :)

Shelley


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Lydia Kang Thank you for friending me back. :)
Have a good night!


Debbie Johansson Hi Lynda. Thanks for adding me to your friends list. I look forward to talking books with you. :)


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