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Laura Lee

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Connection to Illinois: Lee is based in Chicago.

Biography: Laura Lee holds a BA in comparative literature from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from Purdue University A History of Scars is her first book.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

A History of Scars: A Memoir
ISBN: 1982127287 OCLC: 1154077810

Atria Books 2021

Lee weaves a picture of her life now as a queer woman with schizophrenia, and connects it to her childhood growing up in a household marked by abuse, illness, and absence. She dives headfirst into themes of intimacy, sexuality, growing up Korean American, and reconciling the disparate pieces of existence that make her whole. -- adapted from back cover