A Novel Idea Book Group

Share your love of books and lively conversation on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the Community Room of the Santa Fe Springs City Library.

Novel Idea Book Group

May 8 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

New York Times Bestseller · A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice · Winner of the Alex Award· Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction · NEA Big Read Selection


“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another

Upcoming Books:  

June 12 - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

July 10 - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

August 14 - My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh