Everything Here Is Beautiful

By Mira T. Lee
Read by Cassandra Campbell , Emily Woo Zeller , and others

13.32 Hours 01/16/2018 unabridged
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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 Zeller Woo, Ozzie Rodriguez, Kim Mai Guest, and Paul Boehmer

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Summary

Summary

‟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 Zeller Woo, Ozzie Rodriguez, Kim Mai Guest, and Paul Boehmer

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sisters Miranda and Lucia grow up as first-generation Chinese Americans in a loving, single-parent home. Older sister Miranda is stable and hardworking; Lucia is more unpredictable. During college, she travels the world, living in hostels and teaching English, unable to settle in any one place. After their mother battles cancer and dies, Lucia begins to act even more impetuously, marrying an older man and moving to New York City. She leaves him suddenly and takes up with a young, Latino immigrant, and they have a baby together before Lucia suffers a mental breakdown. When recovered, she and her family move to her partner’s village in Ecuador. While maintaining her own life in Switzerland, Miranda attempts to get her sister the medical help she needs, efforts Lucia does not always appreciate. In the end, Lucia must decide her own fate. VERDICT First novelist Lee’s story of mental illness and its effects on Lucia and those who love her alternates points of view from among various characters. The portrayal of sisterly love and its limits is visceral. A solid choice for general fiction readers.” Library Journal
‟A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters.” Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Mira T. Lee

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English