A haunting debutnovel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that willeither be their undoing or their salvationLydia is dead. But they don't know this yet ...So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about aChinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is thefavorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl whoinherited he… r mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Herparents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable topursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than ahomemaker, in James' case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with abusy social life and the center of every party.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. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that maydestroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find aresponsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, iscertain the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's theyoungest of the family, Hannah, who observes far more than anyone realizes-andwho may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.A profoundly moving story of family, history, and themeaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a grippingpage-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions betweencultures and the rifts within a family and uncovering the ways in which mothersand daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives,to understand one another.
Series: Blackstone Publishing