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Everything here is beautiful / Mira T. Lee.

Lee, Mira T. 1970- (author.). Campell, Cassandra, (narrator.).

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Babcock Library - Ashford CD F Lee (Text to phone) 33110140754225 Adult Book on CD Available -
Brookfield Library CD F/LEE (Text to phone) 34029141696855 Adult Book on CD Available -
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Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury BCD FIC LEE (Text to phone) 33630137034653 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield CD SPOKEN LEE (Text to phone) 36123142047305 Adult Fiction CD Available -
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General Note: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Cassandra Campbell, Emily Woo Zeller, Ozzie Rodriguez, Kim Mai Guest, and Paul Boehmer.
Summary, etc.: "A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters."--Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them? Told in alternating points of view, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, the story of a young woman's quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But it's also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone--and when loyalty to one's self must prevail over all"--
Subject: Sisters Fiction
Mentally ill Family relationships Fiction
Life change events Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780525497462
Everything Here Is Beautiful : A Novel
Everything Here Is Beautiful : A Novel
by Lee, Mira T.
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At the opening of Lee's promising debut, Chinese-American Lucia Bok marries a coarse yet charming Russian-Israeli Jew named Yonah. The newlyweds quickly settle into a life in Manhattan's East Village, where Yonah runs a health food store and Lucy writes features for a Queens newspaper. But then, in quick succession, a mental illness Lucy thought had been cured returns and she realizes she wants a child. Those catalysts launch the rest of the novel's sprawling turbulence as characters deal with love, duty, the medical establishment, heritage, and the difficult choices that shape a life. Lee tells the story from several points of view, and the section from Lucy's perspective is the stand-out: Lucy is funny, observant, and emotionally intelligent. Her descriptions buzz with the unexpected: "They said I 'suffer' from schizoaffective disorder. That's like the sampler plate of diagnoses, Best of Everything." The other sections are staid by comparison, and the prose is occasionally marred by awkward, clipped constructions, as well as some distracting overreaches. But Lee handles a sensitive subject with empathy and courage. Readers will find much to admire and ponder throughout, and Lucy's section reveals Lee as a writer of considerable talent and power. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Two sisters face the consequences of one's mental illness in Lee's insightful debut novel. With their parents dead by the time the sisters reach early adulthood, the two young immigrants from China depend on each other. Conscientious older sister Miranda and free-spirited Lucia manage well until Lucia begins exhibiting signs of what is variously diagnosed as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, for which she is hospitalized several times. Lee follows the sisters through their forties, broadening out the story to take in the points of view of the gregarious Yonah, Lucia's Israeli immigrant first husband, and hard-working Manny, the Ecuadorian father of her child. While at times the novel loses focus and momentum, it also avoids oversimplifying Lucia's life or turning into a case study, and the tense but loving relationship between the sisters provides structure when the story begins to ramble. The interaction of cultures, with the inevitable misunderstandings that accompany it, forms a vibrant subtheme, and as the novel branches out from New York to Ecuador and then Minnesota, its sense of place deepens.--Quamme, Margaret Copyright 2017 Booklist

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Lee's impressive debut-both a celebration and mourning of the bond between two sisters, the younger afflicted with mental illness, the elder desperate to save her-deserves better aural interpretation. The full cast (in rare recognition, a who-was-who is added at recording's end) includes Emily Woo Zeller as older sister Miranda, Kim Mai Guest as younger sister Lucia, Ozzie Rodriquez as Lucia's lover Manuel, and Paul Boehner as Lucia's husband, Yonah. Cassandra Campbell serves as omniscient narrator for the prolog and Part 2, when Lee's narrative switches from first to third person. The usual challenges of a multireader production are present here, especially with inconsistent characterizations among performers: Lucia's Pakistani American friend Nipa's accent varies noticeably; the word jie (older sister) changes its syllable-count. The most jarring transition happens when Lucia boards the flight from New York City in Guest's youthful voice as Part 1 concludes and seems to age suddenly decades with a turn of a page as she lands in Ecuador as Campbell continues the narrative in Part 2. VERDICT For multitasking readers satisfied with words read aloud, this production will surely appease; audio aficionados used to affecting performances should consider choosing the page. ["First novelist Lee's story of mental illness and its effects on Lucia and those who love her alternates points of view from among various characters. The portrayal of sisterly love and its limits is visceral. A solid choice for general fiction readers": LJ 9/1/17 review of the Pamela Dorman: -Viking hc.]-Terry Hong, Smithsonian -BookDragon, -Washington, DC © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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