Everything I Never Told YoueBook - 2014
From Library Staff
This title will be discussed Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Event Hall B. Book Club Express kit available.
This and Ng's second novel, "Little Fires Everywhere," are popular choices for book clubs due to their presentation of complex but discussable issues.
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A few months later, when they were married, they made a pact: to let the past drift away, to stop asking questions, to look forward from then on, never back.
He smelled the way velvet felt, something you wanted to run your hands over and then press into your face.
All their lives Nath had understood, better than anyone, the lexicon of their family, the things they could never truly explain to outsiders: that a book or a dress meant more than something to read or something to wear; that attention came with expectations that-- like snow-- drifted and settled and crushed you with their weight.
What made something precious? Losing it and finding it.
“The famous women had bored her. Their stories were all the same: told they couldn’t; decided to anyway. Because they really wanted to, she wondered, or because they were told not to?”
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brihawkins13 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
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The apparent suicide of their daughter Lydia threatens to tear the Lee family apart. As Chinese Americans in a small Ohio town, they already feel marginalized. This is a great novel about minorities, prejudice, and parenting mistakes. Never force your child into the career you wished you had pursued!!