About Viking Voyager: An Icelandic Memoir

About Confucius Says

About Journey Across the Four Seas

About Nightfall in Mogadishu

Endorsements for Viking Voyager: An Icelandic Memoir
“Whether you’re a seasoned tourist or an armchair traveler with Iceland on your mind, you’ll want to start by reading Viking Voyager, an account of place and people no tourist guide can provide. This is the real stuff: growing up in a stark landscape of fjords and volcanoes, where harsh winters and seafaring disasters lurk in the legacy, where resourcefulness, stoicism, hard work, and family loyalty are prized, and where, like the Saga heroes, youth are expected to make their way abroad as a test of courage and ingenuity.…(Read more)

Endorsements for Confucius Says
Kirkus Reviews: “A story of a woman caring for her parents with as much filial piety as she can muster. Li (Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman’s Search for Home, 2006, etc.) begins her story with an elderly Chinese couple bemoaning their children’s choice to place them in a nursing home, a conversation replete with quotations of Confucius and the virtue xiao, or filial piety. After Tak, the husband, swallows a bottle of…(Read more)

Endorsements for Journey Across the Four Seas
“I love this book. It is the true story of one unusual woman who faces all of life’s adversities and overcomes them through sheer determination, grit and a bit of luck. While it is the story of one woman, it is also a story that millions of people will identify with…>(Read more)

Veronica Li's Nightfall in Mogadishu
“The World Bank’s 1818 Society Newsletter: Veronica Li, last seen in the Bank’s East Africa Department before her retirement, has turned her writing skills to fiction. She has made good use of her Bank experience in general and of her work in Somalia in particular to write a tale of action and adventure, Nightfall in Mogadishu(Read more)

Somalia: Inspiration for a Novel
Article by Veronica Li in Journal of the Anglo-Somali Society: “I was the World Bank’s loan officer for Somalia in 1987-88. When I applied for the post, I did not have the faintest clue as to what Somalia was about. After six years of working in the Bank's East Asia Region, my division chief advised me that in order to get ahead, I needed to diversify my experience. I looked up the Vacancy Information Service, spotted this vacancy which suited my qualifications, and applied. Never could I have guessed that Somalia was going to be the inspiration of my first novel, Nightfall in Mogadishu(Read more)


Viking Voyager: An Icelandic Memoir


Confucius Says

(A novel)

Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman's Search for Home

(A Memoir)

Nightfall in Mogadishu

(A thriller)

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