Celeste Ng - book author
Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You, which was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications. Everything I Never Told You was also the winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the ALA’s Alex Award, and the Medici Book Club Prize, and was a finalist for numerous awards, including the Ohioana Award, the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
Celeste grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. Celeste attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan), where she won the Hopwood Award. Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.
Currently, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, will be published by Penguin Press in fall 2017.
Celeste Ng is the author of books: Little Fires Everywhere, Everything I Never Told You, Girls, At Play, Every Little Thing, A Book on the Table: Flash Fiction, Olisi jotain kerrottavaa, Clearing the Bones, Celeste Ng Collection 2 Books Set, Alt det jeg aldrig fortalte dig, Little Fires Everywhere
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When the Richardsons' friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia's.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.
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 Lydia’s 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.
Every little thing that happens during the day could trigger Brianna's memory of some moment in the past, causing her to lose concentration and stop what she's supposed to be doing. A sound, a phrase, a scent. Is she daydreaming? Is she losing her mind?
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Kun Lydia löytyy hukkuneena, perhe särkyy. On kuin Lydia olisi ollut haurasta perhettä koossapitävä voima. Mikä johti Lydian kuolemaan, ja mitä sinä yönä oikeastaan tapahtui?
Olisi jotain kerrottavaa on romaani siitä, miten ääneen lausumattomat toiveet voivat luoda kuilun ihmisten välille ja miten pienistä asioista kasvaa hiljaisuudessa isoja. Se on riipaiseva kuvaus kahden kulttuurin välillä elämisestä ja vanhempien lapsilleen asettamista odotuksista.
Da Lydia findes død i en sø i nabolaget, omsluttes James af en skyld, der truer med at ødelægge hans ægteskab. Marilyn er knust og fast besluttet på at nogen skal drages til ansvar – koste hvad det vil. Lydias ældre bror Nathan er overbevist om at en lokal bølle, Jack, er involveret. Men det er familiens yngste, mest observante medlem, Hannah, der ved hvad der virkelig skete.
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