Searching for Sylvie Lee

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee
  • Jean Kwok
  • English
  • 11 November 2017
  • 0062834304

About the Author: Jean Kwok

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Searching for Sylvie Lee INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY New York Times Time Marie Claire Elle Buzzfeed Huffington Post Good Housekeeping The Week Goodreads New York Post Publishers Weekly and manyThis is a true beach read You can t put it down Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show Book Club Pick PowerfulA twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets Paula Hawkins, 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the TrainA 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 Books Searching for Sylvie Lee author Jean Kwok – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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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 Thank you all so much for taking the time to read and rate I ...

  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 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 Sylvie perfect, flies to the Netherlands to find out what happened to her sister.In alternating chapters we hear from Amy, Sylvie herself and their mother Changing views of Sylvie are revealed from her own words There are many family secrets, and a suspected hidden treasures passed down from mother to daughter Jealousy, and its ill effects, an ugliness that spreads The struggle for immigrants to assimilate Yet, I had trouble ...

  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 having a tight bond between them, they re jealous of each...

  4. 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 countr...

  5. 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 parents 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 pare...

  6. DeAnn says:

    4 complicated family relationship starsThis complex book is chronicled by two sisters Amy and Sylvie and their mother I hardly know how to start to explain this one This Chinese immigrant family has ties to the Netherlands and New York Sylvie was raised by her grandmother and other relatives in the Netherlands before she is reunited with her parents in New York at age 9 She never quite feels at home anywhere and has developed a beautiful successful persona that she hides behind Her gran 4 complicated family relationship starsThis complex book is chronicled by two sisters Amy and Sylvie and their mother I hardly know how to start to explain this one This Chinese immigrant family has ties to the Netherlands and New York Sylvie was raised by her grandmother and other relatives in the Netherlands before she is reunited with her parents in New York at age 9 She never quite feels at home anywhere and has developed a beautiful successful persona that she hides behind Her grandmother is dying, so Sylvie heads to the Netherlands to say goodbye and then mysteriously disappears.Amy begins the desperate search and ends up finding deep family secrets Amy wants to track down her beloved older sister Sylvie and the suspense builds as we read about Sylvie s time reuniting with family and old friends before everyone loses track...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 tragedy which occurs when family secrets are revealed I hi...

  9. Jenna Friebel says:

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

  10. Linda says:

    Kudos to Jenna Bush Hager for picking another winner This book is beautifully written, I felt I knew each character well, there was definitely a connection The setting is the Netherlands, and Jean Kwok s description of the environment and culture gave me the experience of being there The author does an excellent job of making you aware of some of the many problems immigrants face, I will think on this in the future There are many twists and turns that kept me guessing, and kept me reading I Kudos to Jenna Bush Hager for picking another winner This book is beautifully written, I felt I knew each character well, there was definitely a connection The setting is the Netherlands, and Jean Kwok s description of the environment and culture gave me the experience of being there The author does an excellent job of making you aware of some of the many problems immigrants face, I will think on this in the future There are many twists and turns that kept me guessing, an...

  11. 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 and narrative perspectives deftly in this novel There s unique balanc...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 yelling at characters in my head , Why are you doing this It is a story of immigrants, family, secrets, and love plus how all those tied tog...