Everything Here Is Beautiful

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Product Number: DD34737
Released: Jan 16, 2018
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ISBN: #9780525497448
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‟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. Read by Cassandra Campbell, Emily Woo Zeller, Ozzie Rodriguez, Kim Mai Guest, and Paul Boehmer

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Everything Here Is Beautiful
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Product Number:DD34737

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Author(s): Mira T. Lee
Product Number Z100124083
Released: Jan 16, 2018
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525497479
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Author(s): Mira T. Lee
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Released: Jan 16, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780735221987

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"Five narrators perform this complex novel about the effect mental illness has on families, though Cassandra Campbell narrates the majority of the audiobook. The story focuses on Lucia, who experiences her first break with reality in her 20s; throughout the book the point of view alternates from hers to those of significant people in her life. By varying their inflections and tempos, the narrators clearly contrast between Lucia's stable state and the emotional tempests of her unravelings; they also skillfully convey the other characters' feelings of concern, frustration, and anger toward Lucia. An underlying theme of immigration requires the narrators to render a wide range of believable accents. They meet this challenge well, enlivening the voices of the Chinese, Israeli, Latino, New York, and Swiss speakers. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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