Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Dublin Core


Everything I Never Told you is a book that highlights the importance of family and expectations. The story follows every member of the Lee family and tells the story of how each character overcomes the loss of a family member. This book integrates the themes of race and identity and seamlessly weaves them together to produce a touching story of a Chinese-American family overcoming grief.

What current and former Penn students are saying:
“Everything I Never Told You is a story that discusses growing up and the pressures of being Asian American in America. The story centers around a family and the different ways this family is able - or unable - to express their love for one other that are profoundly shaped by their identity and experiences in America.” (Esther Yeung, C’20)


Recommended by Esther Yeung (C'20)


New York : The Penguin Press




Psychological Fiction


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Recommended by Esther Yeung (C'20), “Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng,” Penn Libraries Collections Exhibits, accessed May 20, 2024, https://os.pennds.org/tinyexhibits/items/show/6.