This September and October, White Plains will come together as a community to read Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. A gripping page-turner and striking family portrait, the novel follows a Chinese American family in 1970s small-town Ohio as they try to understand the death of the oldest daughter, Lydia. It explores “alienation, achievement, race, gender, family, and identity” (Amazon.com). Writes the New York Times Book Review: “If we know this story, we haven’t seen it yet in American Fiction, not until now.”
How to participate?
If you have a book group, make Everything I Never Told You your selection for September or October. We are happy to provide copies and, if you wish, have a facilitator join your book group.
No book group? No problem. Gather a group of friends or work colleagues to read and discuss the book. Again, we will provide copies as well as a discussion leader if you wish.
Or join one of our pop-up discussion groups at the Library: Thursday, 9/12 at 12:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9/17 at 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9/25 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9/28 at 2:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 10/1 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 10/15 at 2:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, 10/23 at 7:00 p.m. To register, select the date above that you would like to attend and fill out the registration info, or call us at 914-422-1480.
Questions? Want to arrange for copies of the book? Contact Brian Kenney, 914-422-1406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.