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Everything I Never Told You Lydia is dead But they don t know this yetSo begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in s small town Ohio Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue But when Lydia s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another


About the Author: Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You, which was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014,s 1 Best Book of 2014, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications Everything I Never Told You was also the winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, the ALA s Alex Award, and the Medici Book Club Prize, and was a finalist for numerous awards, including the Ohioana Award, the John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.Celeste grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists Celeste attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan now the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan , where she won the Hopwood Award Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.Currently, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts Her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, will be published by Penguin Press in fall 2017.



10 thoughts on “Everything I Never Told You

  1. karen karen says:

    this book is absolutely perfect.it s easily one of the best contemporary family dramas i have ever read, and i have readthan a few.ng s prose is outstanding, and her characters are vibrant, completely three dimensional, and the way their stories knot up in each other is superb.it opens with the death of sixteen year old lydia, the beloved middle child of marilyn and james lee mar


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    Before that she hadn t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter itThis book is a fantastic character portrait I don t read these kinds of stories too often family dramas with a focus on the everyday but when I do I m usually pleasantly surprised As much as I m a lover of amazing story arcs with problems and terrifying consequ


  3. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    finished this in one sitting if you need me, i ll be over here bathing in my tears.


  4. Colette Fehr Colette Fehr says:

    Hmmmm Quintessential MFA graduate writing, which is to say lyrical creative prose that captures emotion in the details, following the MFA formula of show don t tell, to provide character exposition The author shows us the interiority of her characters brilliantly and then goes on to slam us over the head with explicit telling as if we re complete morons who can t figure it out for ours


  5. Justin Justin says:

    The first chapter was great I was expecting an exciting mystery thriller I was anxious to find out how Lydia disappeared Then, the rest of the book happened.I hated all of the characters I hated the perfectly executed sentences I hated the story I hated the ending Oh, and I really hated how half of the book was written in italics. I would usually insert something sarcastic or witty here


  6. Roxane Roxane says:

    Gorgeously written Really subtle storytelling but the tension built in a really excruciating, smart way that kept me holding my breath I also love how Ng approached writing the challenges of identity and difference for both women and people of color, as well as how much the burden of expectations can truly weigh.


  7. Regan Regan says:

    I received this book for review from Penguin Boy oh boy was I impressed by this book Before I started reading it I was expecting something Lovely Bones esc No So much better This story is kicks off with the reader finding out about the death of the favorite child Lydia, with this I assumed it would just be an emotional book about finding the cause of death ect ect Nope But also yes This book


  8. Angela M Angela M says:

    I did not enjoy reading this book The story of this broken family was just so sad and I found that theI read, the harder it was to read I felt a constant knot in my stomach.Yet I gave it four stars.It s the 1970 s and James of Chinese descent, born in the U.S has since he was a young boy, just wanted to fit in The racism he experiences through his life follows to present day and to his mixed r


  9. Zoë Zoë says:

    What a wonderful book to start off the new year This has been on my shelf for years, and I m kicking myself for not picking it up sooner.This story starts with a small seed Lydia Lee is dead and blossoms in every direction Through non linear perspective shifts, each member of Lydia s family deals with their grief in different ways, reflecting on their lives and filling us in onof the mystery We


  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    3.5 stars There s a quiet and almost simple beauty to Celeste Ng s storytelling She s not a writer that relies on a breakneck pace or frilly overtures to capture readers Instead, Ng employs the emotional beings that live among her pages and their relatable family dynamics to do the job Each character takes a turn tiptoeing into the room, catching the reader almost unaware, and inciting a level of


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