Lyn Liao Butler, Author
Lyn Liao Butler was born in Taiwan and moved to the States when she was seven. In her past and present lives, she has been: a concert pianist, a professional ballet and modern dancer, a business owner, a personal trainer and instructor, an RYT 200 yoga instructor, a purse designer, and, most recently, author of multicultural fiction. Lyn did not have a Tiger Mom. She came about her overachieving all on her own.
When she is not torturing clients or talking to imaginary characters, Lyn enjoys spending time with her FDNY husband, their son (the happiest little boy in the world), their two stubborn dachshunds and trying crazy yoga poses on a stand-up paddleboard. So far, she has not fallen into the water yet.
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Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley (July 6, 2021)
Genre: Women’s Fiction
A woman confronts the scars of her past in order to embrace her true identity in this stunning debut by Lyn Liao Butler.
Lexa Thomas has never quite fit in. Having grown up in a family of blondes while more closely resembling Constance Wu, she’s neither white enough nor Asian enough. Visiting her father in Taiwan as a child, Lexa thought she’d finally found a place where she belonged. But that was years ago, and even there, some never truly considered her to be Taiwanese.
When her estranged father dies unexpectedly, leaving the fate of his Taiwanese family in Lexa’s hands, her safe life in New York City is no longer enough. She is faced with the choice to return to Taiwan and claim her place in her heritage . . . or leave her Taiwanese family to lose their home for good.
Armed with the advice of two half-sisters (one American and the other Taiwanese who can’t stand each other), a mother who has had a recent change in sexual orientation, and a man whose kisses make her walk into walls, Lexa finally confronts the person who drove her away from Taiwan all those decades ago. As the truth of the last fateful summer in Taiwan slowly unfolds, Lexa must stand up for herself and open her heart to family and love, or allow the repercussions of her family’s choices to forever dictate the path of her life.
- October 19, 2021 | Author Interview with Lyn Liao Butler | Book Bistro
- September 23, 2021 | The Evolution of a Rejected Manuscript | The Shit No One Tells You About Writing
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- June 30, 2021 | On Identity Journeys and Self-Discovery, Belonging… | Mixed-Up Book Club
- June 8, 2021 | Women’s Fiction Day Special: Lyn Liao Butler and Erin Bartels | Dust Jackets
- December 2, 2020 | The Characters Inside Lyn Liao Butler: A Writer’s Mind | Not As Crazy As You Think
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