XiXi Tian

This Place is Still Beautiful
  • This Place is Still Beautiful

  • Two sisters. A shocking racist incident. The summer that will change both of their lives forever.

    Annalie and Margaret are sisters who agree on only one thing: that they have nothing in common.

    Annalie is seventeen: sweet, content, and looking forward to a summer of flirting with the most popular boy in school.

    Margaret is nineteen: ambitious, a warrior for social justice, and desperate to forget her ex-boyfriend in New York City.

    When their family is the victim of a racial attack, Annalie tries to pretend it never happened - but Margaret wants to fight back. Suddenly their relationship - and all the ones around them - are hanging by a thread. And then a crushing secret threatens to tear them apart forever . . .

    A beautiful and powerful story about family, race and the secrets we keep, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Jenny Han, Nicola Yoon, and Adam Silvera.

Yuxi 'XiXi' Tian is an attorney at Google by day and a writer by night. She emigrated from China when she was a year old, and grew up in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, on which Margaret and Annalie's town is based. Before working at Google, Yuxi attended Harvard Law School, and for a brief period dabbled with the idea of becoming a literary agent. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and cat.

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