The Resource Everything I never told you : a novel, Celeste Ng

Everything I never told you : a novel, Celeste Ng

Label
Everything I never told you : a novel
Title
Everything I never told you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Celeste Ng
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. 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, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another"--
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DLC
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Ng, Celeste
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PS3614.G83
  • PS3614.G83
LC item number
  • E94 2014
  • E94 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daughters
  • Drowning
  • Grief
Label
Everything I never told you : a novel, Celeste Ng
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky258212069
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781594205712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039961
Note
hn 01/19; mv 01/19
Label
Everything I never told you : a novel, Celeste Ng
Publication
Control code
sky258212069
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781594205712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039961
Note
hn 01/19; mv 01/19

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