True Love and Other Impossible Odds

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Quill Tree Books
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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
Christina Li is the award-winning author of children's and young adult books Clues to the Universe, Ruby Lost and Found, and True Love and Other Impossible Odds, which have been selected as a Washington Post summer book club pick, one of the NPR and New York Public Library Best Books of the Year, and recognized for the Asian Pacific American Librarians' Award for Best Children's Literature. She graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Economics and Public Policy. She grew up in the Midwest and California, but now resides in New York. The Manor of Dreams is her adult literary debut.You can follow her on Instagram @ChristinaLiWrites, X @CLiWrites, and TikTok @CLiWrites. For more information, visit her website at

"Heartbreaking and deeply honest, True Love and Other Impossible Odds is a beautiful story about loss, second chances, and figuring out who we are." -- Dustin Thao, New York Times Bestselling author of You've Reached Sam

"A reminder that love and joy can be found in the most unexpected places, and that there is no pain or tragedy that precludes us from finding our way to the happy ending." -- Sonora Reyes, National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

"Every now and then you read a book that you know will stay with you for a long time. True Love and Other Impossible Odds is one of those books. Honest, raw, and breathtakingly real." -- Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick, New York Times bestselling authors of She Gets the Girl

"The blueprint for contemporary coming-of-age. True Love and Other Impossible Odds navigates the complex, beautiful time of burgeoning adulthood, where imperfect understandings of love inspire the greatest plunge toward growth." -- Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"The perfect story about the miraculous improbability of love in all its forms. At turns romantic, lyrical, hilarious, and moving, this book is as comforting as a hot drink after a day spent out in the snow with the people you love." -- Jake Maia Arlow, bestselling and Stonewall Award-winning author of How to Excavate a Heart

"Earnest and tender. Reading True Love and Other Impossible Odds feels like falling in love for the first time. Christina Li writes with an aching honesty that is both brilliant and heartfelt." -- Tashie Bhuiyan, author of Counting Down With You

"A textured, touching coming of age story that'll leave you believing in the impossible. Layered with echoes of grief, yearning for a perfect path to happiness, and the glory of finding peace in everything from new friends, old loves, and an unexpected future, this is a truly perfect book." -- Racquel Marie, author of Ophelia After All