Our Missing Hearts
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Our Missing Hearts

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a library. His mother Margaret, a Chinese American poet, left without a trace. He doesn’t know what happened to her—only that her books have been banned. Bird receives a letter containing a cryptic drawing, and he’s entered a quest to find her. His journey will take him to the folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of heroic librarians, and finally to NYC, where he will finally learn the truth about what happened to his mother, and what the future holds for them both.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Celeste
Ng

Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the novels Everything I Never Told You, Little Fires Everywhere, and Our Missing Hearts. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages.

Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the novels Everything I Never Told You, Little Fires Everywhere, and Our Missing Hearts. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Our Missing Hearts is a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of a mother’s love. It is both devastating and hopeful.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
04/10/2022
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Penguin Press
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