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Yiyun Li
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Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. In 2007, Granta named her one of the best American novelists under thirty-five. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives... Read More

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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Stories
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $15.00

In these spellbinding stories, Yiyun Li, a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner, a MacArthur Fellow, and one of The New Yorker’s top 20 fiction writers under 40, gives us exquisite stories in which politics and folklore magnificently illuminate the human condition. A professor introduces her middle-aged son to a favorite student, unaware... Read more >
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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Stories
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $11.99

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January 20, 2015
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Kinder Than Solitude
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $16.00

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Kinder Than Solitude
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.00

A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, “one of America’s best young novelists” (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Kinder Than Solitude
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Stories
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $15.00

Selected for Common Reading at Saint Mary's College of California

Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and... Read more >
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Stories
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Vagrants
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $15.00

In luminous prose, award-winning author Yiyun Li weaves together the lives of unforgettable characters who are forced to make moral choices, and choices for survival, in China in the late 1970s.

As morning dawns on the provincial city of Muddy River, a spirited young woman, Gu Shan, once a devoted follower... Read more >
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The Vagrants
A Novel
Written by Yiyun Li


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $11.99

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