Searching for Sylvie Lee



Searching for Sylvie Lee A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICKNAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY The New York Times Time Marie Claire Elle Buzzfeed Huffington Post Good Housekeeping The Week Goodreads New York Post Publishers Weekly and manyPowerfulA twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets Paula Hawkins, 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the WaterA poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women two sisters and their mother in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in TranslationIt begins with a mystery Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother and then vanishes.Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didn t rejoin her family in America until age nine Timid and shy, Amy has always looked up to her sister, the fierce and fearless protector who showered her with unconditional love.But what happened to Sylvie Amy and her parents are distraught and desperate for answers Sylvie has always looked out for them Now, it s Amy s turn to help Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sister s movements, flying to the last place Sylvie was seen But instead of simple answers, she discovers something muchvaluable the truth Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secretssecrets that will revealabout Amy s complicated family and herself than she ever could have imagined.A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, Searching for Sylvie Lee is both a gripping page turner and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family It is a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone especially those we love. New Read Searching for Sylvie Lee Author Jean Kwok For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee
  • Jean Kwok
  • English
  • 24 May 2018
  • 0062834304

13 thoughts on “Searching for Sylvie Lee

  1. Jean Kwok says:

    I m so thankful for your interest in SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE coming 6 4 Check out the recent NYT article , plus chapters 1, 2 and 3 have been released on my website My book tour schedule is here I d love to meet you T...

  2. Katrina says:

    I found Searching for Sylvie Lee an enthralling, thought provoking and emotional read This book combines gorgeous, literary prose with a powerfully suspenseful plot As the characters navigate multiple languages and cultures, and the web of relationships that holds them together growscomplex, the novel s insights about family, culture, gender and love rise to the surface, surprising and delighting the reader The book begins as Amy discovers that something has gone terribly wrong with her I found Searching for Sylvie Lee an enthralling, thought provoking and emotional read This book combines gorgeous, literary prose with a powerfully suspenseful plot As the characters navigate multiple languages and cultures, and the web of relationships that holds them together growscomplex, the novel s insights about family, culture, gender and love rise to the surface, surprising and delighting the reader The book begins as Amy discovers that something has gone terribly wrong with her gorgeous, successful older sister Sylvie and embarks on a...

  3. Patricia says:

    SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE is a beautifully written novel that left me thinking of the problems facing immigrants or anyone who is trying to fit in Told by two sisters and their mother, this book is about a heart breaking traged...

  4. Marjorie says:

    Sylvie Lee is a successful, beautiful woman Her younger sister, Amy, idolizes her When news reaches them that their grandmother is dying in the Netherlands, Sylvie flies there to be with her Sylvie grew up in the Netherlands Her parents were too poor to take care of her when she was born and sent her to live with her grandmother and the Tan family Sylvie didn t return to the US and her parents until she was 9 years old But now Sylvie has returned to the place she thinks of as home But Amy Sylvie Lee is a successful, beautiful woman Her younger sister, Amy, idolizes her When news reaches them that their grandmother is dying in the Netherlands, Sylvie flies there to be with her Sylvie grew up in the Netherlands Her parents were too poor to take care of her when she was born and sent her to live with her grandmother and the Tan family Sylvie didn t return to the US and her parents until she was 9 years old But now Sylvie has returned to the place she thinks of as home But Amy and her parents become deeply upset when Sylvie disappears and they are unable to get any answers as to what happened Shy Amy must find the courage to go find her sister Her search for Sylvie uncovers long concealed family secrets.The book fluctuates between chapters detailing Amy s search for Sylvie and Sylvie telling her story starting a month earlier when she leaves for the Netherlands and occasionally a chapter from their mother s point of view ...

  5. Jenna Friebel says:

    Jean Kwok has created another wonderful novel Family saga, culture, secrets, suspense and ultimately, heartbreaking.

  6. Brooke says:

    Jean Kwok does it again with Searching for Sylvie Lee This captivating novel shares the story of a family dealing with unraveling a mystery Sisters Sylvie and Amy have many differences but share an abiding love When Sylvie goes missing in the Netherlands, it s her sister who will do anything to find her.Kwok navigates cultures and narrative perspectives deftly in this novel There s unique balance in this book between suspense and story I highly recommend adding this book to your TBR list fo Jean Kwok does it again with Searching for Sylvie Lee This captivating novel shares the story of a family dealing with unraveling a mystery Sisters Sylvie and Amy have many differences but share an abiding love When Sylvie goes missing in the Netherlands, it s her sister who will do anything to find her.Kwok navigates cultures a...

  7. Dorina says:

    This is the first book I have read by Jean Kwok and I am adding her to my must read list I was captured by the author s art for telling a story I fell right into it, feeling like I knew the characters and I so love that feeling Sylvie and Amy captured my heart As the plot was revealed, mysteries laid out for us, I just could not put the book down I found myself yelling at characters in my head , Why are you doing this It is a story of immigrants, family, secrets, and love plus how all t This is the first book I have read by Jean Kwok and I am adding her to my must read list I was captured by the author s art for telling a story I fell right into it, feeling like I knew the characters and I so love that feeling Sylvie and Amy captured my heart As the plot was revealed, mysteries laid out for us, I just could not put the book down I found myself ...

  8. Mary says:

    To be honest I didn t think I would love it as much as I did I won it from a goodreads giveaway and felt like because I was sent it, I had to read it I am so glad that I did though Throughout the entire book it has you guessing and trying to solve the mystery When it is actually revealed what happened, it makes sense It isn t just a random thing thrown in last minute as a way to propel the plot Jean Kwok laced the truth all throughout the novel There isn t a hint of lazy writing She defi To be honest I didn t think I would love it as much as I did I won it from a goodreads giveaway and felt like because I was sent it, I had to read it I am so glad that I did though Throughout the entire book it has you guessing and trying to solve the mystery When it is actually revealed what happened, it makes sense It isn t just a random thing thrown in last minute as a way to propel the plot Jean Kwok laced the truth all throughout the novel There isn t a hint of lazy writing She definitely did her research I feel like I learned about Dutch culture without feeling like I was being taught a lesson She is an amazing author and I need to get my hands on her other books Some things I didn t like although it didn t bother me enough to change my rating of 5 5 was how similar the voices of Amy and Sylvie are Sometimes I couldn ...

  9. Mary Ann says:

    Seldom does one book successfully weave together mystery, romance, domesticity, family, culture, and travel Jean Kwok s novel Searching for Sylvie Lee is a delightful blend of beautifully written prose, characters who could live next door, and an intriguing missing person s case that will keep you reading late into the night Sylvie Lee is the older sister to Amy, and Sylvie is, and always has been, the perfect and driven daughter, successful in her studies, relationship, and career Until now Seldom does one book successfully weave together mystery, romance, domesticity, family, culture, and travel Jean Kwok s novel Searching for Sylvie Lee is a delightful blend of beautifully written prose, characters who could live next door, and an intriguing missing person s case that will keep you reading late into the night Sylvie Lee is the older sister to Amy, and Sylvie is, and always has been, the perfect and driven daughter, successful in her studies, relationship, and career Until now Visiting her dying grandmother in the Netherlands where she had been raised for the first nine years of her life, Sylvie s tightly wound life unravels, yet she continues to try to hold up the facade as long as she can Then word reaches, or dawns upon, Sylvie s parents and sister in the United States that Sylvi...

  10. Nicholle says:

    Love, love books with differing perspectives of the same story Many authors are not adept at writing alternating chapters in different voices, but Jean Kwok most certainly is Extreme Book Nerd Challenge A book published this year

  11. Sari Wilson says:

    I loved this novel Jean Kwok s luminous new novel Searching for Sylvie Lee is so propulsive and readable and also so surprising It has the driving suspense of a psychological thriller, sharp revelations of chara...

  12. Joan says:

    This is the best book I have read in quite awhile It is not confusing to read in spite of covering many themes all at once The characters are wonderfully described It is involving multicultures, multi sexuality, multi tradition...

  13. Elena L. says:

    SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE is a suspenseful emotional drama that brings us the saga of three women two sisters and their mother in a Chinese immigrant family Beginning with mystery, Sylvie the successful older daughter of the Lee family flies to Netherlands to visit her dying grandmother for the last time and then she disappears The book gives us a good portrait of the hard lives of an immigrant family by exploring themes such as family, secrets, cultural identity, love, loss and forgivenes SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE is a suspenseful emotional drama that brings us the saga of three women two sisters and their mother in a Chinese immigrant family Beginning with mystery, Sylvie the successful older daughter of the Lee family flies to Netherlands to visit her dying grandmother for the last time and then she disappears The book gives us a good portrait of the hard lives of an immigrant family by exploring themes such as family, secrets, cultural identity, love, loss and forgiveness Told in multiple POVs, I could deeply examine each character and their inner thoughts The characters are well crafted and meaningful to begin with, Kwok illustrates perfectly the difficulties and painful feeling that Lee s parents go through to send Sylvie to be raised by a distant relative, reality that often occurs in Chinese immigrant families nowadays Personally I loved Amy determined and strong to find answers behind the disappearance of her beloved sister, also, the sisterhood between Amy and ...

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