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Must I Go

Lilia, the main character in Yiyun Li’s new novel, bears some resemblance to Elizabeth Strout’s indelible character Olive Kitteridge.

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Review of ‘Must I Go’

At 81, Lilia Liska is a crabby presence at her assisted living center, offering tart replies to her neighbors’ small kindnesses. But Lilia, the main character in Yiyun Li’s new novel, Must I Go, has a secret obsession: rereading the self-published diaries of Roland Bouley, the man she had a brief affair with 65 years…

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