Kaleidoscope: A Novel

Kaleidoscope: A Novel

by Cecily Wong
Kaleidoscope: A Novel

Kaleidoscope: A Novel

by Cecily Wong


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A dazzling novel about the tumultuous relationship between two sisters, a shocking loss that changes everything, and the life-altering adventure that follows.

Morgan and Riley Brighton are joint heirs to Kaleidoscope: a glittering, ‘global bohemian’ shopping empire—created in sleepy Oregon and catapulted into haute New York—sourcing luxury goods from around the world. Morgan, statuesque beauty and Kaleidoscope’s talented designer, is adored by all, especially by the Brighton parents. Yet no one loves her more than Riley, whose shy and adventurous spirit is exalted by her sister.

When a catastrophic event dismantles the Brightons’ world, Riley must stand in the spotlight for the first time in her life, with questions about her family that challenge her memory, identity, and loyalty. Restless and heartbroken, she sets off across the globe with the person she least expects, to seek truths about those she thought she knew best—herself included.

Kaleidoscope is at once an examination of the precious bond between sisters as well as a vibrant story of exploration and surprising love. Moving and funny, warm and wise, Cecily Wong delivers a transporting, addictive page-turner that will tempt your appetite for food and travel and change the way you imagine your place in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593184462
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/11/2023
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 515,703
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cecily Wong is the author of the novels Kaleidoscope and Diamond Head, and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide.  She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.

Place of Birth:

Oahu, Hawaii


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