9 Books You'd Recommend to Anyone| 'Everything I Never Told You' by Celeste Ng..."Ng's emotionally complex debut novel sucks you in like a strong current and holds you fast until its final secrets surface. "Ng's nuanced debut novel begins with the death of a teenage girl and then uses the mysterious circumstances of her drowning as a springboard to dive into the troubled waters beneath the calm surface of her Chinese-American family.
We spent the most time discussing this lovely book more than any other book in our 2 year book club history! While it has a fair amount of "scientific jargon", it is not so extreme that you get lost in the storyline.
The Vanishers is a lot of things: a paranormal detective story, an affecting exposition of familial and female dynamics, and a hilarious satire of academic politics. Here, Heidi Julavits has crafted a novel that is as ambitious as it is strange.