Author : Jean Kwok
Publisher : William Morrow
ISBN : 9780062834331
About Searching for Sylvie Lee
An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick & Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick!
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Powerful . . . A twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets. Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three womentwo sisters and their motherin one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation
It begins with a mystery. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmotherand then vanishes.
Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didnt rejoin her family in America until age nine. Timid and shy, Amy has always looked up to her sister, the fierce and fearless protector who showered her with unconditional love.
But what happened to Sylvie? Amy and her parents are distraught and desperate for answers. Sylvie has always looked out for them. Now, its Amys turn to help. Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sisters movements, flying to the last place Sylvie was seen. But instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth. Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets . . . secrets that will reveal more about Amys complicated familyand herselfthan she ever could have imagined.
A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, Searching for Sylvie Lee is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family. It is a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someoneespecially those we love.
This is a true beach read! You cant put it down! Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show Book Club Pick
Searching for Sylvie Lee Review
I really enjoyed this book. Each character is unique and real and I know people just like them. As Ive have been to all the cities featured in the story, it was easy to imagine the settings giving the read that much more depth. I really liked the technique of the story being told from the perspective of three different women.
i had no knowledge of the author and enjoyed her charecters.
Loved this book. The characters were so life like, the story so sadly real; wish things like this wouldnt happen but they do