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Two Chinese American sisters—Miranda the older responsible one always her younger sister’s protector Lucia the headstrong unpredictable one whose impulses are huge and often life changing When Lucia starts hearing voices it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister Lucia impetuously plows ahead but the bitter constant is that she is in fact mentally ill Lucia lives life on a grand scale until inevitably she crashes to earth Miranda leaves her own self contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again—but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans—but what does it take to break them? Everything Here Is Beautiful is at its heart an immigrant story and a young woman’s uest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness But it’s also an unforgettable gut wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone—and when loyalty to one’s self must prevail over all


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    And then her worst fear that the line between her sister and her illness was becoming irrevocably blurred Lately I'm really enjoying these quieter family drama books with strong writing unforgettable characters and a deep emotional pull Perhaps I'm a little burned out on tropes and action but whatever the reason Everything Here Is Beautiful worked its way into my heart and kept me hooked on the characters' lives until the very last pageAt its heart this novel looks at living with a chronic mental illness Lucia is the wild funny brilliant extravagant sister as the serious and controlled Miranda has always known She's also prone to spiralling into cycles of depression and obsessive behaviour fuelled by her schizoaffective disorder Miranda knows that too and her adult life has mostly been dedicated to ensuring her sister takes the pills that mute the voices in her head Later I would be told I had a twenty percent chance of maintaining a full time job a twenty five percent chance of living independently a forty percent chance of attempting suicide a ten percent chance of succeedingI was twenty six years old As the two Chinese American women get older they build their own lives Lucia marries a big hearted one armed Israeli man called Yonah and Miranda moves to Switzerland whose clean precision suits her personality well Lucia's life moves through ups and downs soon taking her away from Yonah and to a young Ecuadorian called Manuel who is living in New York as an undocumented immigrant The story centers around Lucia and her struggle with the serpents in her mind as she takes on motherhood living in Ecuador and a career of her own but Lee develops all the other characters around her so that Lucia doesn't feel like a lab specimen being scrutinized Miranda Manuel and Yonah are all intricately drawn with their own stories being as important and poignant as Lucia'sThe book moves through several different perspectives and switches between first and third person In other books I sometimes find such constant movement between characters to be jarring but they were all portrayed with such love and sensitivity here that I never experienced that familiar dissatisfaction of being with a character who was less interesting than the othersLee shows all the misunderstandings and misinformation around mental illness She considers Lucia's fear that her illness is the reality and that the pills are numbing it as well as Miranda and Manuel's difficulty of distinguishing eccentricities from mental illness Where does a person end and their illness begin? The honest answer is that no one really knowsA beautiful thought provoking book with the kind of characters I know will stay with me I’m human first aren’t I? Aren’t we all? Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube