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Celeste Ng

Autor/a de Little Fires Everywhere

11+ obres 17,402 Membres 839 Ressenyes 13 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

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Nota de desambiguació:

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

Crèdit de la imatge: 2018 National Book Festival By Avery Jensen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72705538

Obres de Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere (2017) 9,127 exemplars, 378 ressenyes
Everything I Never Told You (2014) 6,552 exemplars, 376 ressenyes
Our Missing Hearts (2022) 1,706 exemplars, 83 ressenyes
Girls, At Play 6 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Clearing the Bones 2 exemplars
Every Little Thing 2 exemplars
Naše ztracená srdce (2023) 2 exemplars
Ng, Celeste Archive 1 exemplars
Celeste Ng 2 Books Set (2019) 1 exemplars
Corazones perdidos 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Let's Go Western Europe 2002 (2001) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1980
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Educació
Harvard University (BA ∙ MFA)
University of Michigan (MFA)
Biografia breu
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.
Nota de desambiguació
The novelist is also the author of Let's Go Western Europe 2002, a travel series written by Harvard students.

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I really enjoyed this book. Not in the sense that it was a happy story--because it isn't--but because the author does such a wonderful job of presenting a topic we don't read much about or hear about in the fiction genre: interracial marriages and identity crisis. This books offer a different perspective of a topic that, to my knowledge, hasn't been written about enough. Having been a creation of an interracial marriage, I appreciate this book because it offered a view into the lives of those who lived in a time (1960's to 1970's) in which these marriage were uncommon and not readily accepted as they are today.

Additionally, it also addresses the trial and tribulations their children must face from being a "different" family. I appreciated the cultural clashes, the patriarchal hints and revelations, the enormous pressure we all feel at one point in our lives place by our parents, and the effects a death in the family can have in both destructive and constructive ways.

It's a emotional heavy book, but as my friend put it, "The ending is so rewarding."

I can't help but feel that there is a constant air of mystery surround this story; like you can almost understand why Lydia dies, but still catch yourself wondering whether you really do understand why any of what happened, needed to happen in the first place.
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prebs29 | Hi ha 375 ressenyes més | Jul 6, 2024 |
This story has lots of wonderful elements.
 
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LillianCox | Hi ha 377 ressenyes més | Jul 3, 2024 |
Hoewel dit boek begint met de vermissing van Lydia is dat niet het onderwerp van dit boek. Het boek speelt zich af in 1977, dus de normen en waarden waren heel anders dan nu.
Het gaat meer over hoe de ouders van Lydia hun eigen frustraties over gemiste kansen projecteren op hun drie kinderen, Nath, Lydia en Hannah.
Hun vader is James Lee, een tweede generatie Chinese man, professor in de Engelse taal en literatuur en Marylin. Marylin was zijn studente en toen ze een verhouding begonnen, was Marylin nog vastberaden om dokter te worden. Maar als ze trouwen omdat Marylin zwanger is, moeten de plannen drastisch worden gewijzigd. Marylin probeert haar dochter Lydia in de richting van de geneeskunde te sturen. En doet dat tamelijk dwingend. Met alle gevolgen van dien.… (més)
 
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connie53 | Hi ha 375 ressenyes més | Jun 26, 2024 |
Fantastic book. Celeste Ng always had an unique way with describing her characters’ thoughts. The theme family, racial difference, and mental health are a constant in her novels.
 
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heolinhdam | Hi ha 375 ressenyes més | Jun 25, 2024 |

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Obres
11
També de
3
Membres
17,402
Popularitat
#1,270
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
839
ISBN
155
Llengües
17
Preferit
13

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