Everything I Never Told YouBook - 2014
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AL_ALISON Aug 13, 2017
A wonderfully written story that explores dynamics in a mixed-race family in the 60s. The daughter disappears and the family must examine if they ever knew her, or if they really even know each other. Not technically mystery per se but weaves in elements of genre fiction that kept me reading!
A death in the family is the aching center of this book chronicling the life of a Chinese American family in 1970s Ohio...
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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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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!!