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  • Celeste Ng

    A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick The runaway New York Times bestseller! Named a Best Book of the Year by:  People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more!   'I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.' –Jodi Picoult “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of...read more

  • Celeste Ng

    The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake,...read more

  • Celeste Ng

    From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. Bird knows to not ask too many questions, stand out too much, or stray too far. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve “American culture” in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of...read more

  • Celeste Ng

    Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee; a girl with her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But Lydia is under pressures that have nothing to do with growing up in 1970s small town Ohio. Her father is an American born of Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous. When Lydia's body is found in a lake, James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable. Lydia's brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is involved. But it's the youngest in the...read more

  • Celeste Ng

    Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Bis zu diesem Tag hat sie ein Vorzeigeleben geführt in Shaker Heights, einem wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie der Alltag seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch jetzt brennt ihr Haus. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll - alles Asche und Rauch? Ungekürzte Lesung mit Britta...read more

  • Celeste Ng

    Ohio 1977: James Lee möchte seine Tochter Lydia als Abschlussballkönigin sehen - eine Popularität, die ihm als Sohn chinesischer Einwanderer verwehrt blieb. Für ihre Mutter soll die 17-Jährige Klassenbeste sein. Auch ihre beiden Geschwister vergöttern sie. Doch dann der Schock: Lydia wird tot aufgefunden. War es Mord oder Selbstmord? Der tragische Verlust verwandelt das Leben der Familie in eine Tragödie, die ihre glückliche Vergangenheit als Illusion entlarvt. Doch auch dieses Ende birgt die Chance auf einen Neuanfang. Und alle erkennen, dass Ehrlichkeit und Respekt füreinander das Wichtigste im Leben...read more