Amy Zhang - book author
Amy Zhang used to have lots of imaginary friends. When people told her to grow up, she turned her imaginary friends into characters and started telling their stories. When she isn't writing, she can be found playing piano, hitting balls on the tennis court, or struggling through her weekly existential crisis. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.
Amy Zhang is the author of books: Falling into Place, This Is Where the World Ends, Memento Mori, Dumpling Sisters Cookbook: Over 100 Favourite Recipes From A Chinese Family Kitchen, The Cartographers, Gram�tica del ingl�s: Paso a paso 1, What-a-Doodle-Do
Liz Emerson doesn't understand any of it.
But I do.
I understand how we fall. Where we fall. Why we fall.
I understand her sadness and loneliness and silence, her shattered heart.
It doesn't have to be this way, does it?
It wasn't always this way, was it?
Stay alive, Liz Emerson, stay alive.
On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton's laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? The nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High's most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn't understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn't understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang's haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.
Using a nonlinear writing style and dual narrators, Amy Zhang reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie’s disappearance in a second novel.
This is Chinese food at its best, from the heart of a family kitchen.