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Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng

It finally happened. My book group picked a book that made me want to ugly-cry. Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You hit me hard. Everything I Never Told You, set in Ohio in the late 1970s, gave me a ringside view of a family that has a hard time being honest about the emotional hurts they inflict on each other. The title is a refrain that runs through the whole book. Every member of the Lee family is holding back from each other. We’re left to puzzle why. Instead, Ng tells us exactly what they’re holding back from each other. This is the kind of book that will have you thinking about your own family, about all the things you’d wished you’d said to your family members...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.