June 7, 2023

Read EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU with the Mary Washington Book Club

We are beginning the next round of reading in our online literary group, the Mother of All Book Clubs! This club is open to anyone with a connection to Mary Washington–alumni, parents, donors, faculty, and staff. Join us!

Our next selection is Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng. This critically acclaimed book was the debut novel from the author of Little Fires Everywhere.

From Amazon: “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.”

Pick up a copy of the book and start reading–we will begin posting discussion questions on Monday, August 23. You might have a small-business bookseller you like to support, or you might want to try your local library system. But if you need the book shipped, below are some links to larger online providers.

We look forward to reading with you!

All the best,
The Alumni Relations Team


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Looking ahead to future selections in order to get on library waitlists? Here is the next book we plan to read (keep in mind that changes are possible):

The Code Breaker, by Walter Isaacson