‘To read is to be with people who, unlike those around one, do not notice one’s existence.’
What a revelation to have discovered this unique author. She has such a sensitive pen, honest and vulnerable, and because of those two elements her narrative shows strength and resilience.
First and foremost it is all about books, reading and writing them, thinking about the creative process but also the healing power they have brought to this Chinese-American author. It is a memoir that draws on her life as a Chinese immigrant, her time in a mental hospital following a failed suicide attempt and literature as a source for creation and well-being.[Read more…] about #BookReview for Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li #booklove #bookrecommendation #bookblogger #helenesbooknook #bookboost