Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel)

Written by:
Celeste Ng
Narrated by:
Lucy Liu , Celeste Ng

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2022
9 hours 51 minutes
An instant New York Times bestseller • A New York Times Notable Book • Named a Best Book of 2022 by People, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Oprah Daily, and more • A Reese's Book Club Pick • New York Times Paperback Row Selection

From the #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, comes the inspiring new novel about a mother’s unshakeable love.
“Riveting, tender, and timely.” —People, Book of the Week

'Remarkable . . . An unflinching yet life-affirming drama about the power of art and love to push back in dangerous times.' —Oprah Daily

“Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching . . . I was so invested in the future of this mother and son.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club Pick)
Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. His mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet, left without a trace when he was nine years old. He doesn’t know what happened to her—only that her books have been banned—and he resents that she cared more about her work than about him.
Then one day Bird receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, and soon he is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of heroic librarians, and finally to New York City, where he will learn the truth about what happened to his mother and what the future holds for them both.
Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new, of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It’s about the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children and the power of art to create change.
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More political than I thought it would be. (I should have done more investigating) I read books to escape the constant political environment all around me. Even the author’s note at the end of the book was so depressing and negative. I think it’s a privilege to live in US. Yes, we have issues but let’s work together to make the world a better place. And change the adverse rhetoric about how terrible we all are. We can do better.

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Michael W.

Book wasn’t quite what I expected, but narrator was great!!

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This story was too dragged out. I was expecting more from this author. It certainly didn’t hold my attention. I stopped listening with 3 chapters to go!

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Very sad, but so realistic and reminding of what racism can look like. Great story and narration of Lucy Lui was awesome. The end was very suspenseful. Definitely worth the listen!

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This is an excellent book and the narrator’s calm voice made the story even more compelling. As I listened to this audiobook, I noticed I was comparing situations in the book to what is currently happening in our society. This book is a warning for us to not be easily manipulated by our fear and hatred.

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3.5 stars. Another dystopian look at what this word can be if we let the wrong people get into power and try and scare us into thinking that people are out to get us!

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A brutal, depressing story that goes on for way too long.

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