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Everything I never told you

by Ng, Celeste,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks PLAYAWAY NG Celeste
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  PLAYAWAY NG Celeste
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks PLAYAWAY NG Celeste
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  PLAYAWAY NG Celeste
 
 
Summary
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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A teenage girl goes missing and is later found to have drowned in a nearby lake, and suddenly a once tight-knit family unravels in unexpected ways. As the daughter of a college professor and his stay-at-home wife in a small Ohio town in the 1970s, Lydia Lee is already unwittingly part of the greater societal changes going on all around her. But Lydia suffers from pressure that has nothing to do with tuning out and turning on. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous in any setting. Her mother is white, and their interracial marriage raises eyebrows and some intrusive charges of miscegenation. More troubling, however, is her mother's frustration at having given up medical school for motherhood, and how she blindly and selfishly insists that Lydia follow her road not taken. The cracks in Lydia's perfect-daughter foundation grow slowly but erupt suddenly and tragically, and her death threatens to destroy her parents and deeply scar her siblings. Tantalizingly thrilling, Ng's emotionally complex debut novel captures the tension between cultures and generations with the deft touch of a seasoned writer. Ng will be one to watch.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This emotionally involving debut novel explores themes of belonging using the story of the death of a teenage girl, Lydia, from a mixed-race family in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the middle and favorite child of Marilyn Walker, a white Virginian, and James Lee, a first-generation Chinese-American. Marilyn and James meet in 1957, when she is a premed at Radcliffe and he, a graduate student, is teaching one of her classes. The two fall in love and marry, over the objections of Marilyn's mother, whose comment on their interracial relationship is succinct: "It's not right." Marilyn gets pregnant and gives up her dream of becoming a doctor, devoting her life instead to raising Lydia and the couple's other two children, Nathan and Hannah. Then Marilyn abruptly moves out of their suburban Ohio home to go back to school, only to return before long. When Lydia is discovered dead in a nearby lake, the family begins to fall apart. As the police try to decipher the mystery of Lydia's death, her family realize that they didn't know her at all. Lydia is remarkably imagined, her unhappy teenage life crafted without an ounce of cliche. Ng's prose is precise and sensitive, her characters richly drawn. Agent: Julie Barer, Barer Literary. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Daughters -- Death -- Fiction.
Drowning -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Ohio -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2014
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Campbell, Cassandra, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label.
"HD."
"LIGHT."
Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., ℗2014.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Description 1 audio media player (10 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781483013145
1483013146
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