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Searching for Sylvie Lee : a novel / Jean Kwok.

Kwok, Jean, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Headingley Municipal Library.

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Headingley Municipal Library KWO (Text) 36440000273473 Adult Fiction Volume hold On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062834300
  • Physical Description: 317 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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It 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 more valuable: the truth. Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets . . . secrets that will reveal more about Amy's complicated family, and herself, than she ever could have imagined.
Subject: Chinese American women > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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