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Celeste Ng

Autor(a) de Little Fires Everywhere

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About the Author

Celeste Ng was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and studied English. She went on to graduate school at the University of Michigan and earned her Master's of Fine Arts in writing. While attending the University of Michigan, Ng won mostrar mais the Hopwood Award for her short story, What Passes Over. Ng was a recipient of a Pushcart Prize in 2012 for her story Girls, At Play. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You: A Novel, is a literary thriller that focuses on an American family in 1970s Ohio. This book won Amazon book of the Year in 2014. Little Fires Everywhere is her second novel, published in September 2017. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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(eng) The novelist is also the author of Let's Go Western Europe 2002, a travel series written by Harvard students.

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Obras por Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere (2017) 8,674 exemplares
Everything I Never Told You (2014) 6,259 exemplares
Our Missing Hearts (2022) 1,490 exemplares
Girls, At Play 5 exemplares
Clearing the Bones 2 exemplares
Every Little Thing 2 exemplares
Naše ztracená srdce (2023) 2 exemplares
Celeste Ng 2 Books Set (2019) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Let's Go Western Europe 2002 (2001) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Harvard University (BA ∙ MFA)
University of Michigan (MFA)

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Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, won the Hopwood Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the ALA's Alex Award and is a 2016 NEA fellow. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To learn more about her and her work, visit her website at http://celesteng.com or follow her on Twitter: @pronounced_ing.
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The novelist is also the author of Let's Go Western Europe 2002, a travel series written by Harvard students.



Parents should not impress their own unworked-through issues onto their children; it can make the children suffer.
Lydia knew what they wanted so desperately, even when they didn't ask. Every time, it seemed such a small thing to trade for their happiness. So she studied algebra in the summertime. She put on a dress and went to the freshman dance. She enrolled in biology at the college, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, all summer long. Yes. Yes. Yes.
So every time her mother said Do you want ---? she had said yes. She knew what her parents had longed for, without them saying a word, and she had wanted them happy. Read this book. Yes. Want this. Love this. Yes.
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lelandleslie | 368 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
Beautifully captures the immigrant experience through a slow-burn family drama.

What's good:
- How Celeste Ng's articulates the loneliness and dull ache(??) that comes with being a visible minority is spot on. I've experienced this time and time and time again throughout my life. But witnessing the same thing through the eyes of another character and have that pain be internalized and then passed on to the next generation just made me choke up.
- The literary usage of Lydia's death as a starting point to explain how each parents' own struggles evolved to expectations that eventually kill her and tear the family apart was brilliantly executed. Each time I think of this story, I uncover a new (to me) way Celeste Ng was tucking in some sort of symbolism, foreshadowing, etc.
- The depiction of James' parents going through every back door and jumping through every hoop to get him the opportunities that every other kid in town has... and the shame that James has about that and guilt for being ashamed. DEAD ON. Even though James grew up in the 70s, switch the names and it could be my sister's experience in the 90s. It's still a reality for many first generation Chinese families.

What didn't work:
- Literally nothing. God bless this woman.
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ratatatatatat | 368 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
The library where I work chose this for their "one book" this year. One of the more depressing books I've read in the past 12 months. Maybe because I live in the area it's even easier to imagine, and maybe because it seems plausible in this election year. In an America post "crisis," Asian Americans are the out group, because people associate them with China, the major bad player. Not only are Asians the out group, but anyone not deemed patriotic enough can have their children removed! That is a really scary prospect, since if you disagree with the government, you will be deemed unpatriotic.

The book was okay for me; not as good as Little Fires, but thought-provoking.
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fromthecomfychair | 76 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2024 |
"How was it possible, he wonders, to have been so wrong". This can be said to be the book's refrain. Everyone got it so wrong. Marilyn thought Lydia liked science and wanted to be a doctor, and James thought Lydia liked to be like everyone else. James thought that Lydia was tired of being different and regretted marrying him. Everyone thought that Jack was a Casanova but his great love is Nath! (This came out totally from nowhere. I didn't think this was necessary and reduced 0.5 stars, otherwise, this book would be a perfect read.) The one who is the most perceptive is Hannah. She is so seldom taken note of that it accords her the room and space to observe. You feel happy for her when her parents finally notice her towards the end of the book.… (mais)
siok | 368 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2024 |



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