Lydia is dead. But they dont know this yet.So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s 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 Lydias 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....
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Everything I Never Told You Reviews
Everything i never told you, Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng is an American writer and novelist. She has released many short stories that have been published in a variety of literary journals. Ng's first novel, "Everything I Never Told You", was released on June 26, 2014 and has won many awards such as Amazon Book of the year as well as praise from critics. Ng's short story "Girls at Play" won a Pushcart Prize in 2012.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش داستان: روز بیست و نهم ماه ژانویه سال 2015 میلادی
عنوان: تمام آنچه که ...more
”Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. 1977, May 3, six thirty in the morning, no one knows anything but this innocuous fact: Lydia is late for breakfast.”
This is how the book begins. They hit like a punch, knocking the wind out of you, these first sentences. And yet, while this part of the story runs throughout these pages, each person viewing the circumstances that led to her death in their own, inimitable way, this is the story of the years before, of all that led up to thi ...more
“Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter it.”
This 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 consequences, there really is something so fascinating about... people.
A book that focuses on the dynamics betwe ...more
"How suffocating it is to be loved that much."
Everything I Never Told You centers around the Lee family: James, the Chinese-American professor who lectures on the epitome of what was never attainable for him—true Americanism—Marilyn, the blond wife who’d always dreamed of being a doctor when female doctors were a rare phenomenon only to turn out just what her mother had hoped and what Marilyn had always wished to avoid, and their three children, Nathan, Lydia and Hannah. James and Marilyn focus ...more
This is a dark drama. I did not find much hope in the story. Maybe others will disagree, but it is a fairly depressing story.
It was still a good book, even if my mood grew darker as the story went along. I think that the overall story was interesting and the relationships in the story are written well. Also, the development along the way is fascinating even if gloomy.
There is a lot of poorly defined time jumping, but, while that has bothered me in other books, I was okay with it here. Somehow I ...more
Absolutely exquisite writing. Lyrical! Luminous! Gorgeous! Elegant!
A book full of deep feeling!!! Page after page after page!!!!!
We are reminded that it can take decades to comprehend the past, let alone make amends with it.
Unsentimental ....yet a brave-bold-heart-baring story.
"Everything I Never Told You" is one of the best books I've read this year!!!!!!
My heart may have broken in half while reading this. Incredibly sad, powerful, and beautifully written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHJeT...