Celeste Ng and Jennifer de Leon

Unquestionably Marilyn and James Lee’s favorite child, Lydia is meant to be the embodiment of her parents’ dreams—popular at school and a future career as a doctor, not a homemaker. When her dead, waterlogged body is found at the local lake, the Lee family falls apart. James, consumed by guilt, Marilyn, bent on revenge, Nathan, certain neighborhood bad boy Jack is involved, and Hannah, the youngest, who realizes things the others do not. As loss and grief intertwine, dragging the family down, Ng writes with a merciless beauty, portraying humanity at its most vulnerable.

In Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, Jennifer de Leon has put together an anthology of essays representing the Latina experience in academia. The essays range from dealing with traditional cultural expectations, to navigating the gap between American and Latina cultures, to embracing the change that college inevitably invokes. de Leon provides a platform for Latina writers to share their personal experiences in this rich collection.

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Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon (Editor)
ISBN: 9780803245938
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2014

Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594205712
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Published: Penguin Press - June 26th, 2014