Everything Here Is Beautiful

Everything Here Is Beautiful

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Two 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 their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a big-hearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, 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?

Told in alternating points of view, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, the story of a young woman's quest 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.
Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780735221963
Characteristics: 360 pages ;,24 cm

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ArapahoeErinR Oct 31, 2018

A beautiful novel that captures the heartbreak of two sisters one who is dealing with her mental illness and the other desperately and lovingly trying to take care of her.

DPLalyssab Mar 13, 2018

Beautiful story of sisters challenged by mental illness.

ArapahoeStefeni Jan 18, 2018

This is a fantastic debut novel and I look forward to more books by this author. This book explores family relationships that hold us together while living in multiple countries, while giving a thorough explanation of one family member's experience with mental illness.

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