Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.
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.
The group will be meeting:
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Niles Public Library
Please arrange to obtain a copy of the book for your own use.
RSVP to Greta Ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As always, discussion of the book includes a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book discussion leaders.
The Leadership Training Discussion, led by Becky Spratford, will directly address the We Need Diverse Books movement and how and why we should make sure the books we are offering our groups represent diverse voices. Please come prepared to share some titles and discussion experiences. Click here for more information about past discussions and access to notes.