**In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers.**
**"A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life." --Marilynne Robinson, author of *Gilead***
*"What a long way it is from one life to another, yet why write if not for that distance?"*
Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisdom, this is a luminous account of a life lived with books. Written over two years while the author battled suicidal depression, *Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life* is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living.
Yiyun Li grew up in China and has spent her adult life as an immigrant in a country not her own. She has been a scientist, an author, a mother, a daughter--and through it all she has been sustained by a profound connection with the writers and books she loves. From William...
**A brilliant writer confronts grief and transforms it into art, in a book of surprising beauty and love.**
The narrator of *Where Reasons End* writes, " *I had but one delusion, which I held on to with all my willpower: We once gave Nikolai a life of flesh and blood; and I'm doing it over again, this time by words*."
Yiyun Li meets life's deepest sorrows as she imagines a conversation between a mother and child in a timeless world. Composed in the months after she lost a child to suicide, *Where Reasons End* trespasses into the space between life and death as mother and child talk, free from old images and narratives. Deeply moving, these conversations portray the love and complexity of a relationship.
Written with originality, precision, and poise, *Where Reasons End* is suffused with intimacy, inescapable pain, and fierce love.
**Advance praise for** * **Where Reasons End***
"The most intelligent, insightful, heart-wrenching...