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Searching for Sylvie Lee / by Jean Kwok.

Kwok, Jean, (author.). Lin, Angela, 1981- (narrator.). Quan, Samantha, (narrator.). McLaughlin, Caroline, (narrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library CD TALKING BOOK KWO (Text) 33500013106018 Main Available -
McIntosh Public Library CD TALKING BOOK KWO (Text) 33500013106000 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982661038
  • ISBN: 1982661038
  • ISBN: 9781982661045
  • ISBN: 1982661046
  • ISBN: 9780062933300
  • ISBN: 0062933302
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : HarperAudio, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Title from disc surface.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by Angela Lin, Samantha Quan, and Caroline McLaughlin.
Summary, etc.:
Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, vanishes. Terrified yet determined, Amy, the sheltered baby of the family, retraces her movements, but instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Just before Grandma died in Amsterdam, Sylvie temporarily rejoined the Tan family to say goodbye. Grandma had been living with the Tans: Ma's cousin Helena, husband Willem, their son Lukas—for decades. For her first nine years, Sylvie, too, had been the Tans' responsibility, when Ma and Pa, as new U.S. immigrants, were too poor to raise her. Sylvie's return to Ma, Pa, and, by then, toddler sister Amy, was understandably challenging, but in the two decades since, Sylvie's become an exceptionally accomplished woman. When she vanishes, Amy vows to find her beloved sibling. Bestselling writer Kwok (Girl in Translation)—herself a Dutch resident—unravels Sylvie's disappearance through three intertwined voices: Amy (youthfully embodied by Angela Lin) serves as narrator-in-the-present; Sylvie (made world-weary by Samantha Quan) begins her story one month earlier; Ma (unevenly articulated by Caroline McLaughlin) reveals too-little, too-late-secrets. Consistency seems impossible for the tri-part cast, most glaringly with random accents assigned to Grandma as well as Dutch friends Filip and Estelle. Despite annoyances, the strength of Kwok's dysfunctional family thriller—with biting commentary about global racism, social status, and white male privilege—should keep listeners steadfastly engaged. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Just before Grandma died in Amsterdam, Sylvie temporarily rejoined the Tan family to say goodbye. Grandma had been living with the Tans: Ma's cousin Helena, husband Willem, their son Lukas—for decades. For her first nine years, Sylvie, too, had been the Tans' responsibility, when Ma and Pa, as new U.S. immigrants, were too poor to raise her. Sylvie's return to Ma, Pa, and, by then, toddler sister Amy, was understandably challenging, but in the two decades since, Sylvie's become an exceptionally accomplished woman. When she vanishes, Amy vows to find her beloved sibling. Bestselling writer Kwok (Girl in Translation)—herself a Dutch resident—unravels Sylvie's disappearance through three intertwined voices: Amy (youthfully embodied by Angela Lin) serves as narrator-in-the-present; Sylvie (made world-weary by Samantha Quan) begins her story one month earlier; Ma (unevenly articulated by Caroline McLaughlin) reveals too-little, too-late-secrets. Consistency seems impossible for the tri-part cast, most glaringly with random accents assigned to Grandma as well as Dutch friends Filip and Estelle. Despite annoyances, the strength of Kwok's dysfunctional family thriller—with biting commentary about global racism, social status, and white male privilege—should keep listeners steadfastly engaged. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
FICTION / Asian American.
Family secrets.
Missing persons > Investigation.
Sisters.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Domestic fiction.

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