May 28, 2014

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Everything I Never Told You
Title: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
To be published June 24, 2014; Penguin Press HC

Book description:
"A haunting debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation. Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this 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.

 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. 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 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." (publisher)

I am intrigued by the book description of the plot involving this family and their tragedy. How about you? Would you wait for this book?

13 comments:

  1. This book definitely sounds intriguing and one that would hold you spellbound until the very end.

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  2. Not my kind of book but I do hope you enjoy it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. You might try it. It could be a nice surprise and a new genre, Kate.

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  4. I like the sound of this one - I'll be interested to hear what you think of it.

    Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/waiting-on-wednesday/waiting-wednesday-summer-house-swimming-pool-herman-koch/

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  5. This one sounds like it will be a great suspense book. I hope you enjoy it!

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-wednesday-festive-death/

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  6. curious: how do you pronounce this author's name??

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  7. I haven't read this book but it's on my tbr list. I hope you enjoy it once you get your hands on it.

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  8. This one sounds like a riveting mystery. Good choice for WOW.

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  9. I enjoy family dramas and Everything I Never Told You sounds like an intense read. I'd read it.

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  10. Real well put together family dramas can be very interesting. It really is all about the characters in a book like this. Seems like it is a worth a try.

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  11. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

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  12. Sounds maybe too sad for me.

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