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Celeste Ng is an American writer and novelist. She has released many short stories that have been published in a variety of literary journals. Ng's first novel, Everything I Never Told You, was released on June 26, 2014 and has won many awards, such as Amazon Book of the Year as well as praise from critics.
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The Yellow House
A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
Sarah M. Broom - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSLLER A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It wa...
Celeste Ng
Mar 18, 2021
@sarahmbroom I thought I was already following you! Looking forward to the event--loved your book. ❤️      source
Cilla Lee-Jenkins
Future Author Extraordinaire (Cilla Lee-Jenkins, 1)
Susan Tan - Mar 27, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Cilla Lee-Jenkins is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined for literary greatness! In this middle grade novel, she shares stories about a new sibling, being biracial, and her destiny as a future author extraordinaire."Heartwarming and poignant! Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend." --Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Hon...
Celeste Ng
Mar 18, 2021
@katdsolo @SusanSMTan We love those, but IIRC Cilla isn’t an immigrant. Still such wonderful books!      source
The Age of Light
A Novel
Whitney Scharer - Oct 22, 2019
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A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the true story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of t...
Celeste Ng
Feb 03, 2021
I love this book so much. Lee Miller was such a fascinating woman, moving from model to muse to artist to war photographer, and this novel is masterfully and mesmerizingly written.      source
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A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool
Emily Oster - Apr 21, 2020
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From the author of EXPECTING BETTER, an economist's guide to the early years of parentingWith EXPECTING BETTER, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the ...
Celeste Ng
Oct 17, 2020
5d. Another good book to pair with a bookish onesie: CRIB SHEET, by Emily Oster. I'd have cried tears of relief if someone had handed me this when my son was a baby.      source
Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis - Oct 18, 2016
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The creator of Home turns a droll eye to the natural world, with gorgeous art and a playful invented language.Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon—with the help of a pill bug named Icky—they wrangle a ladd...
Celeste Ng
Oct 17, 2020
5a. Pair the book onesie with your favorite picture book! Some of our favorites include DU IZ TAK, by Carson Ellis...      source
Sing, Unburied, Sing
A Novel
Jesmyn Ward - May 08, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward.In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward give...
Celeste Ng
Apr 29, 2020
#DailyBookAndIndie 16, the book: MEN WE REAPED, by Jesmyn Ward. You may know her fiction--if you don't, get SING, UNBURIED, SING and SALVAGE THE BONES asap--but this searing memoir, about the deaths of five men in Ward's life (including her brother) is a must-read.      source
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Men We Reaped
A Memoir
Jesmyn Ward - Sep 16, 2014
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'...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.' Harriet TubmanIn five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these...
Celeste Ng
Apr 29, 2020
#DailyBookAndIndie 16, the book: MEN WE REAPED, by Jesmyn Ward. You may know her fiction--if you don't, get SING, UNBURIED, SING and SALVAGE THE BONES asap--but this searing memoir, about the deaths of five men in Ward's life (including her brother) is a must-read.      source
Salvage the Bones
A Novel
Jesmyn Ward - Apr 24, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; she's...
Celeste Ng
Apr 29, 2020
#DailyBookAndIndie 16, the book: MEN WE REAPED, by Jesmyn Ward. You may know her fiction--if you don't, get SING, UNBURIED, SING and SALVAGE THE BONES asap--but this searing memoir, about the deaths of five men in Ward's life (including her brother) is a must-read.      source
Deaf Republic
Poems
Ilya Kaminsky - Mar 05, 2019 (first published in 2011)
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Ilya Kaminsky's astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story f...
Celeste Ng
Mar 30, 2020
Oh YAY!! This book is phenomenal. Just astoundingly good.      source
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Minor Feelings
An Asian American Reckoning
Cathy Park Hong - Feb 25, 2020
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A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged exploration of the psychological condition of being Asian American, by an award-winning poet and essayist Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status: neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity. In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achi...
Celeste Ng
Feb 07, 2020
Basically every line in this book is worth quoting.      source
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Fleishman Is in Trouble
A Novel
Taffy Brodesser-Akner - Jun 18, 2019
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Recently separated Toby Fleishman is suddenly, somehow--and at age forty-one, short as ever--surrounded by women who want him: women who are self-actualized, women who are smart and interesting, women who don't mind his height, women who are eager to take him for a test drive with just the swipe of an app. Toby doesn't mind being used in this way; ...
Celeste Ng
Sep 05, 2019
Wow. Just wow. One of the best books about marriage—and middle age—I’ve ever read, and the last 10pp in particular are simultaneously eviscerating and soaringly cathartic. (Dammit, @taffyakner, I stayed up until 1am finishing this, and if I fall off my bike today I blame you!)      source
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300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses by Lucy Corin
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