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 debut is an historical forensic mystery, entitled A BEAUTIFUL POISON from Lake Union Publishing. My second book, THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL, arrives September 2018.

I have a nonfiction adult book written with Nate Pederson entitled QUACKERY: A Short History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, coming in 2017 (Workman).

And also...a new YA novel, TOXIC, a space opera about a created, teen girl who's abandoned on a biological spaceship, and the mercenary boy doomed to die on it. I've also written THE NOVEMBER GIRL, set on a remote island
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“The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is an impossibly good read…The writing is beautiful and lyrical, the atmosphere is haunting, and the mystery is engaging. Fans of novels with strong heroines, period pieces, and/or murder mysteries will all find something to love in this book.” —Hypable

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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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“Till this moment I never knew myself.”
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“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”
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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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