Celeste Ng

Check It Out: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

This is Jenn Delperdang, with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out. Today, I am recommending Our Missing Hearts, the thought-provoking and unforgettable latest novel by Celeste Ng. Bird Gardner is 12 years old. His father is a former Harvard professor of linguistics who has been reassigned to shelving books in the University library. Bird’s mother, Margaret is a poet and a “person of Asian origin” –who left him and his father three years ago, after one of her poems (not even her best one) coincidentally becomes adopted by the movement protesting the “Preserving American Culture and Traditions Act”—a law that opposes foreign cultural influences and gives the government the authority to remove children from their families if they are seen as un-American.
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Literary Hub

Celeste Ng on Writing With a Plan

The following is an edited excerpt from a 2017 conversation with Courtney Balestier on WMFA, a show about creativity and craft, and first appeared in Lit Hub’s The Craft of Writing newsletter—sign up here. I always have to have the general shape of the story before I can...
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Novelist Celeste Ng to discuss ‘Our Missing Hearts’ with Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison on December 8

Celeste Ng’s latest novel came out in October 2022.Photo by(Avery Jensen/Wikimedia Commons) Celeste Ng will talk about her latest novel ‘Our Missing Hearts’ with columnist Patt Morrison during an online session of the Los Angeles Times Book Club on December 8 at 6:00 p.m. (PST). The event will be streamed at no cost to viewers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Those who sign up at Eventbrite will receive links to the event.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four writers, including Celeste Ng and Dani Shapiro, coming for Talking Volumes

Four renowned writers will come to St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater this autumn for the 23rd season of Talking Volumes, the lecture series hosted by the Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio. The season opens Sept. 14 with religion writer Karen Armstrong making her third appearance at Talking Volumes in 10...

Viola Davis, Hulu’s “Conversations With Friends,” Plus John Grisham and Celeste Ng at U.S. Book Show

Hello, book lovers! Publishing insiders at the London Book Fair say we’ll be reading a number of celebrity-penned fiction in the coming year, but in just a few weeks we’ll be reading quite the celebrity memoir from Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis. Netflix will even air a special interview with Davis and none other than Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, competing streaming service Hulu has further captivated Sally Rooney fans with an extended trailer for its upcoming series adaptation of Conversations With Friends. Of course, this is hardly the only book-centered entertainment readers have to look forward to this year, and Town & Country has a comprehensive list to get you up to speed on all page-to-screen adaptations headed your way. But, without further ado, enjoy this mix of stories from the book world.

Little Fires Everywhere Author Celeste Ng Has a New Novel, and Oprah Daily Has the Exclusive Cover Reveal

Number one New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng just announced her next book, Our Missing Hearts (Penguin Press), and Oprah Daily has the exclusive cover reveal. Ng, whose second novel was made into a hit Hulu series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington (and was selected for Reese’s Book Club) had this to say about the new work, which will be published in October of this year:
Literary Hub

There’s a new Celeste Ng novel coming this fall.

Penguin Press announced today that it will publish Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere author Celeste Ng’s new novel, Our Missing Hearts, on October 4th, 2022. The cover design has yet to be revealed. Our Missing Hearts follows twelve-year-old Bird Gardner, who lives quietly with his...

Misc Book Review – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Set in 1970s rural Ohio, in “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng, the Lee family faces tragedy when they discover their favorite daughter, Lydia, dead in a nearby lake. As a half-white, half-Chinese family and the only Asians in their small town, they endure the isolated grief and unresolved mystery of Lydia’s death: was it murder or suicide? “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng, author of “Little Fires Everywhere,” reveals the delicate family dynamics behind the Lee family, which Lydia’s death accentuates, and the nuances in their relationships: mother and daughter, father and son, sibling and sibling and husband and wife.