Everything I Never Told YoueBook
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From the first sentence of the book, we know that Lydia Lee is dead. What we don’t know is how the Lee family arrived at this moment. The story gradually unveils the history of this Chinese American family’s unraveling. The book explores how even the people closest to us do not always see what is... Read More »
Celeste Ng's acclaimed debut title.
A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, father... Read More »
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All their lives Nath had understood, better than anyone, the lexicon of their family, the things they could never truly explain to outsiders: that a book or a dress meant more than something to read or something to wear; that attention came with expectations that-- like snow-- drifted and settled and crushed you with their weight.
What made something precious? Losing it and finding it.
“The famous women had bored her. Their stories were all the same: told they couldn’t; decided to anyway. Because they really wanted to, she wondered, or because they were told not to?”
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brihawkins13 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
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The apparent suicide of their daughter Lydia threatens to tear the Lee family apart. As Chinese Americans in a small Ohio town, they already feel marginalized. This is a great novel about minorities, prejudice, and parenting mistakes. Never force your child into the career you wished you had pursued!!