Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Everything Here Is Beautiful

Two sisters: Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the vibrant, headstrong, unconventional one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts to hear voices, it's Miranda who must fight for the help her sister needs — even as Lucia refuses to be defined by any doctor's diagnosis. Determined, impetuous, she plows ahead, marrying a big-hearted Israeli only t...

Details Everything Here Is Beautiful

TitleEverything Here Is Beautiful
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherPamela Dorman Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Adult, Family, Adult Fiction

Reviews Everything Here Is Beautiful

  • Angela M
    There are times when everything here really is beautiful, but there were many times when it wasn't. The times when the complexities of a woman's recurring mental illness not only take over her life, but impacts the lives of the people close to her - her sister, the men in her life, her baby daughter. This story is filled with sadness and love as Lucia struggles with her demons, those voices in her head, the ups and downs, while trying to just liv...
  • Diane S ☔
    4.5 Mental illness and the huge toll it takes on family, friends and the sufferers themselves. We meet two sisters, Jie, the responsible one, the protector and Lucia, creative, whimsical, impetuous. Two very different women, trying to have stable lives, but find many impediments in their paths. Stable lives built on an unstable foundation. We hear many different viewpoints, from different people, see and feel many different sides as those close t...
  • Hannah
    This book broke my heart. In a million pieces.At its heart, this novel is about the bond between two sisters (I love that!): Miranda, the older, more responsible one, and Lucia, the younger one who everybody loves. After their mother’s death, Lucia starts to hear voices and spinning out of control, leaving her husband Yonah to have a child with a younger man, Manuel/ Manny, being in and out of hospital, seemingly to get better to then just spir...
  • Dorie
    Every so often I come across a book that is so wonderful, so eye opening and so well written that I want to stand on a corner and press this book into everyone’s hands. This is one of them.With a thumbs up from Celeste Ng, one of my favorite authors and some favorable reviews from my goodreads friends, I was anxious to get into this novel which publishes at the beginning of January 2018. I was not prepared for the power of this story, the incre...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    At first, I thought this was going to be an immigrant novel, and it kind of is, but that's more of a background element. Lucy/Lucia moves with her single Chinese pregnant mother to the United States as a young girl. But the story quickly jumps to her adolescence and her first mental disorders surfacing and requiring hospitalization. Her sister tries to help, and the sister relationship is a thread throughout the novel. What if your sister was the...
  • Theresa Alan
    It took me a little while to get into this novel about two sisters over many years. The older Miranda always looked out for her younger sister Lucia. Initially, they are close, but after Lucia’s first breakdown, tensions begin. If Lucia goes off her medication, she might have another break, and she resents Miranda’s, to her mind, patronizing way of trying to force her to take medication that makes her drowsy and clouded. Once I got into the u...
  • Rachel
    Everything Here is Beautiful is a quiet and thoughtful book about mental illness and the toll it takes on the relationship between two Chinese-American sisters. Miranda is the older, responsible one, who's spent her life looking after her younger sister, Lucia, impetuous and free-spirited. Throughout her adult life, Lucia grapples with an undefined mental illness (doctors are unable to determine if it's schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or somethi...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **Family. What does it mean? And how much are you willing to sacrifice for them? Mira T. Lee’s amazing debut Everything Here is Beautiful is an emotional story about family bonds and mental health.Miranda and Lucia are sisters who both suffer from one’s mental instability. Miranda protects Lucia time and again, constantly rescuing her from herself. Lucia flies high and then crashes hard, leav...
  • Kate
    Wow. What an incredibly emotional and brave debut about family, mental illness, and the many sides to a story. The timeline was a bit fuzzy at some points, but the prose and characters were complex and beautiful. I feel like this one will stick with me for some time.
  • Bkwmlee
    Two weeks into the new year, I’ve come across my first 5 star read -- Mira T. Lee’s incredible debut novel Everything Here is Beautiful . At its core, this beautifully written story is about two sisters who, after losing their father at a young age, are brought to the U.S. by their widowed mother, a strong woman determined to give her children the best life possible. As the older sister, Miranda is the responsible one, the one who always too...