Book review: Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng’s novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” is a brisk timely tale of racial conflict and filial expectations. Though heavy themes, she has a light and sure-footed touch, a masterful talent for plotting that makes the pages turn. And as in all good stories, the characters drive the story forward. Set in the ’50s to ’70s, before biracial couples were as prevalent as they are today, the story is a close look at the Lee family. The family doesn’t stay that way for long, as the seams begin to tear apart. The cut that does it is given away … Continue reading