Everything Here Is Beautiful

Everything Here Is Beautiful Review

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.

Title:Everything Here Is Beautiful
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    And then, her worst fear: that the line between her sister and her illness was becoming irrevocably blurred. Lately, I'm really enjoying these quieter family drama books with strong writing, unforget...

  • Crumb

    This novel was an intense meditation on how mental illness can affect not only the person suffering, but everyone around them. It was about one woman’s descent into madness and a sister who stood by...

  • Jen

    There are moments of beauty for everyone when one clears away the fog; the clutter. In nature, in joy. We all experience it- Young and old; heathy; sick. The optimist and sometimes even the pessimist....

  • Elyse

    Audiobook.....with fantastic narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Emily Woo Zeller, and others. ISRAELI’S DON’T ICE FISH!...... .....Hello? They live in the desert- ice fishing in Michigan is crazy-thin...

  • Angela M

    There are times when everything here really is beautiful, but there were many times when it wasn't. The times when the complexities of a woman's recurring mental illness not only take over her life, b...

  • Mary Beth

    Lucia is a schizophrenic and Miranda tries everything she can to help her sister. She did the best she could. The author shows how each person close to Lucia is touched by this mental illness. This bo...

  • Diane S ?

    4.5 Mental illness and the huge toll it takes on family, friends and the sufferers themselves. We meet two sisters, Jie, the responsible one, the protector and Lucia, creative, whimsical, impetuous. T...

  • Karen

    5 Stars for this heartbreaking story of a young woman named Lucia with mental illness, who struggles with the “serpents” inside her. A story of how this mental illness impacts her relationships wi...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 Deeply moving, honest stars to Everything Here Is Beautiful!May all books about mental health challenges be this honest, this realistic. From the start, I was enthralled with Miranda and Lucia’s ...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars, rounded up.I'm not crying, you're crying."But it was impossible to know the truth of another's interior life. Wasn't it?"Miranda has always looked after her younger sister, Lucia. When Mira...