Today the book I’m going to show off is :
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Published January 16, 2018, by Pamela Dorman Books
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 to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She will move with her new family to Ecuador, but the bitter constant remains: she cannot escape her own mental illness. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until inevitably, she crashes to earth. And then Miranda must decide, again, whether or not to step in — but this time, Lucia may not want to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans, but what does it take to break them?
Told from alternating perspectives, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its core, a heart-wrenching family drama about relationships and tough choices — how much we’re willing to sacrifice for the ones we love, and when it’s time to let go and save ourselves.
I added this book to my “To Read” list quite some time ago, but I’ve been seeing it pop up everywhere lately. It’s a hard one to miss with that bright beautiful cover. I’ve read some great reviews and the book description makes it sound like a book I don’t want to miss. I hope to get my hands on this one very soon.
If you’ve read it already, I would love to hear your thoughts!