Searching for Sylvie Lee



Searching for Sylvie Lee A 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 much valuable the truth Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets secrets that will reveal about 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 ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee
  • Jean Kwok
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 0062834304

10 thoughts on “Searching for Sylvie Lee

  1. Jean Kwok says:

    I m so thankful for your interest in SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE, which was an instant NYT bestseller and chosen as The Today Show Book Club Pick Check out the recent NYT article , plus there s an excerpt and a book club guide with discussion qu...

  2. Diane S ☔ says:

    It is so hard to figure out why a book will resonate so greatly with some, and not others This book is a case in point, it has garnered some terrific reviews, but there were some plot points that were for me, not realistic A young Chinese woman disappears after returning to the Netherlands, when the grandmother that helped raise her, was dying Although her parents lived in the United States, Sylvie herself lived in the Netherlands for her first nine years Her younger sister, Amy, who thinks It is so hard to figure out why a book will resonate so greatly with some, and not others This book is a case in point, it has garnered some terrific reviews, but there were some plot points that were for me, not realistic A young Chinese woman ...

  3. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Four full, surprising , heartbreaking ,mysterious ,twisty, tearful stars A real well written novel questions so many important issues from immigrant problems to partly racism, discrimination, from devoted love hate sisterhood relationships to childhood crush, from inequality between men and women at work places to a husband s betrayal and abuse It s a real gripping story, told by two sisters and mother As soon as we read mother s part, we realize that their own daughter s have no idea about Four full, surprising , heartbreaking ,mysterious ,twisty, tearful stars A real well written novel questions so many important issues from immigrant problems to partly racism, discrimination, from devoted love hate sisterhood relationships to childhood crush, from inequality between men and women at work places to a husband s betrayal and abuse It s a real gripping story, told by two sisters and mother As soon as we read mother s part, we realize that their own daughter s have no idea about her feelings, her past, her anxiety about future They don t know the real her And both sisters seem like...

  4. Bkwmlee says:

    I m between 3.5 and 4 stars on this one so I ll round up This was a compelling story about a Chinese immigrant family and the struggles they go through to create a life for themselves in a new country where, despite their best efforts, they never truly feel that they belong Sylvie Lee is the beautiful and successful older daughter who was sent off to live with her grandmother and her cousin s family in the Netherlands when she was only a few months old despite being reunited with her parent I m between 3.5 and 4 stars on this one so I ll round up This was a compelling story about a Chinese immigrant family and the struggles they go through to create a life for themselves in a new country where, despite their best efforts, they never truly feel that they belong Sylvie Lee is the beautiful and successful older daughter who was sent off to live with her grandmother and her cousin s family in the Netherlands when she was only a few months old despite being reunited with her parents when she turned nine, the time away unfortunately had a lasting effect on Sylvie s relationship with her parents especially with her mother Amy Lee is the baby of the family only 2 years old when Sylvie returned to her parents, Amy s tim...

  5. 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 journey to try and piece together the mystery As Amy traces Sylvie s footsteps across the world to the Netherlands, the country in which her sister was raised for the first few years of her life, she begins to uncover secrets and deceptions with far reaching consequences for herself and her family, as well as discovering new potential and new abilities of her own I particularly loved the delicate and nuanced depiction of the relatio...

  6. Jennifer Blankfein says:

    I absolutely loved Searching for Sylvie Lee, the engrossing new fiction novel by Jean Kwok, the author of Girl in Translation Not only is is written with great description of the Netherlands, NY and Venice, but the build up to an unsolved mystery is addictive and compelling At the end of many of the chapters I had to catch my breath A perfect combination of literary fiction and suspense, in Searching for Sylvie Lee, Jean Kwok lets us inside the minds of Chinese immigrant sisters Sylvie, Amy a I absolutely loved Searching for Sylvie Lee, the engrossing new fiction novel by Jean Kwok, the author of Girl in Translation Not only is is written with great description of the Netherlands, NY and Venice, but the build up to an unsolved mystery is addictive and compelling At the end of many of the chapters I had to catch my breath A perfect combination of literary fiction and suspense, in Searching for Sylvie Lee, Jean Kwok lets us inside the minds of Chinese immigrant sisters Sylvie, Amy and their Ma Smart, pretty and accomplished, Sylvie is the golden child in the family Having grown up with...

  7. Travel.with.a.book says:

    Jean delivers us a poignant, compelling story, the whole journey throughout the book will give you goosebumps and in these hot days this is a perfect read Searching For Sylvie Lee is really an emotional and thought provoking novel merged with such mindful topics like immigration, family mysteries, and dark sides of the characters.The characters in the book have a very professional structure build in a perfect way by Kwok and that was very intriguing to read, Sylvie is a very clever girl, popula Jean delivers us a poig...

  8. Tucker says:

    Many thanks to William Morrow for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThe heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one s own Willa CatherSearching For Sylvie Lee isof a family drama than a thriller While it did have its unsettling scenes, I felt that this novel went deeper into family and siblings than the mystery itself Though it was, in my opinion, marketed incorrectly, it was still enjoyable Sylvie Sylvie Lee is the perfect g Many thanks to William Morrow for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThe h...

  9. 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 Le...

  10. Jessica Woodbury says:

    I love a domestic drama and I love a multi perspective one evenUntil the last third or so this was very much right in my wheelhouse I suspect the things that dropped it down a star for me may not matter that much to other readers Or maybe they ll matter evenWho s to say I particularly enjoy a domestic drama that takes me to a new place with interesting characters This book definitely delivered The Lee family iscomplicated than you d expect While in some ways they are I love a domestic drama and I love a multi perspective one evenUntil the last third or so this was very much right in my wheelhouse I suspect the things that dropped it down a star for me may not matter that much to other readers Or maybe they ll matter evenWho s to say I particularly en...

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