Booklist gave Li Miao Lovett’s book a starred review, calling it a powerful first novel.

“China is all around us, from the clothes and furniture we buy to the food we eat. Yet much of the culture is still a mystery. In the Lap of the Gods sheds light on modern China through the story of a widower and the baby girl he rescues from the Yangtze.”

Check it out by reading an excerpt from In the Lap of the Gods.

Acclaim for In the Lap of the Gods:

“A moving farewell to the old, more humane way of life.”
~ Maxine Hong Kingston

“Lovett’s complex tale of displacement and hardship, contrasting modern China with its past, highlights the human spirit’s capacity for renewal.”
~ Publishers Weekly

“A moving, compelling read about people fighting against both government and nature.”
~ Booklist *starred review*


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