The Resource Searching for Sylvie Lee

Searching for Sylvie Lee

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Searching for Sylvie Lee
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Searching for Sylvie Lee
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Jean Kwok
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eng
Summary
An Instant New York Times BestsellerA Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!"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 WaterA poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in 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 TranslationIt 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 grandmother—and 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 didn't 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, it's Amy's turn to help. Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sister's 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 Amy's complicated family—and herself—than 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 someone—especially those we love."This is a true beach read! You can't put it down!" – Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show Book Club Pick
Summary
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in 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
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10781482
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Kwok, Jean
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Searching for Sylvie Lee
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Publication
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780062834331
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optical disk
Label
Searching for Sylvie Lee
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062834331
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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