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Book Club! "Our Missing Hearts" by Celeste Ng

Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. His mother Margaret, a Chinese American poet, left without a trace when he was nine years old. He doesn't know what happened to her--only that her books have been banned--and he resents that she cared more about her work than about him.
Then one day, Bird receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, and soon he is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of heroic librarians, and finally to New York City, where he will finally learn the truth about what happened to his mother, and what the future holds for them both.

So much about the author on her website here

Great [brief] interview with her on the CBS Morning Show about "Our Missing Hearts" here.

OCTOBER 17, 2022: Chosen as NPR's book of the day: Celeste Ng's "Our Missing Hearts" explores a new dystopia through a teenager's eyes. Here.

OCTOBER 7, 2022. NPR BOOK REVIEWS: Celeste Ng makes the case for art as a weapon against oppression in her new novel. Review here.

Date: 02/08/2024
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Edmonds Bookshop
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020