Aimee Liu

Novelist, Essayist, Teacher

Books by Aimee Liu

Glorious Boy
SKU: 9781597098892

Now available as an audiobook!

"The most memorable and original novel I've read in ages… evokes every side in a multi-cultural conversation with sympathy and rare understanding."

  Pico Iyer, author of Autumn Light
 

Shortlisted for the 2020 Staunch Book Prize!

BOOKLIST'S TOP 10 HISTORICAL FICTION OF 2020

Good Housekeeping's "Best Books of 2020"

"For readers who are unafraid to be swept away." Starred review, Booklist*
"Riveting... a fascinating, irresistible marvel." Starred review, Library Journal*

Brit+Co's 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation



A tale of war and devotion, longing and loss, and the power of love to prevail…

“Reminiscent of the tone and atmosphere of Somerset Maugham and George Orwell’s Asia-set novels, Glorious Boy is a Second World War story of adventure and loss, uniquely set in the Andaman Islands, one of India’s farthest flung territories” – Asian Review of Books

"In 1942, Claire Durant waits with her husband and young son for the all-clear to leave the Andaman Islands, where they’ve been stationed since 1936. The Andamans, east of India in the Bay of Bengal, are home to a colony of Burmese and Indian convicts as well as the native people, the Biya. Claire, a budding anthropologist, has been studying the Biya and getting to know them, but as WWII intensifies, she has no choice but to leave the people she loves. There is one other complication: Naila, their young servant, has a special relationship with Claire’s son, Ty. And when Naila disappears with Ty, there’s no telling what will happen to the family as they are wrenched apart. This fascinating novel examines the many dimensions of war, from the tragedy of loss to the unexpected relationships formed during conflict. The Andamans are a lush and unusual setting, a sacred home to all kinds of cultures and people, and Liu’s prose is masterful. A good choice for book groups and for readers who are unafraid to be swept away." --Booklist  STARRED review

 

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FINDING MY STORY IN THE COLONIAL PAST
OF THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS

Read Aimee's essay on the origins of Glorious Boy in LitHub --HERE


For Aimee's latest articles, visit her page on Medium!

 
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Flash House
SKU: 9780446691215

A suspenseful novel of rescue and redemption set in Central Asia at the start of the Cold War, featuring two unforgettable heroines whose fates are irrevocably intertwined. 

FLASH HOUSE was published in Warner hardcover in 2/03, and became a "Los Angeles Times bestseller. With its phenomenal characterizations and exotic setting, FLASH HOUSE won raves in publications, including the "Los Angeles Times, Booklist, and a starred review in "Publishers Weekly, among others.
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Cloud Mountain
SKU: 9780446519878

Based on the true story of Liu's grandparents, Cloud Mountain recounts the romance of a Chinese scholar-revolutionary and his American bride, from turn-of-the-century San Francisco through China's Warlord period and into WWII.

Defying the taboos of early twentieth-century California, American Hope Newfield and Leong Po-yo, an aristocratic Chinese man, fall in love and move to China to raise a family, but their love is tested by prejudice, revolution, conflicting loyalties, anddifferent traditions
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Face
SKU: 9780446518291

Aimee Liu crosses continents and generations from New York's Chinatown to pre-war Shanghai to follow a young woman's search for identity as she struggles to unravel a twisted skein of family lies. Aimee Liu's multicultural world is filled with violent nightmares, the stealthy movements of Asian gangs, and the furtive liaisons of lovers divided by irreconcilable differences of culture, history, and heart.
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Solitaire
SKU: 978-1504036979

Solitaire is the groundbreaking memoir of a young woman growing up in the 1970s and her triumph over anorexia nervosa.
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Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives
SKU: 978-1590308776

Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Despite what you may have been led to believe, most people with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder are able to completely restore their health and well-being. But how does this happen? 
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Gaining
SKU: 978-0446694827

If you've ever suffered from an eating disorder-or cared for someone who is anorexic or bulimic-you may think you understand these illnesses. But do you really understand why they occur? Do you know what it takes to fully recover? Do you know how eating disorders affect life after recovery? Now, nearly three decades after she detailed her first battle with anorexia in Solitaire, Aimee Liu presents an emotionally powerful and poignant sequel that digs deep into the causes, cures, and consequences of anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
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