Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
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The instant New York Times bestseller!

Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Must-Read Book for Fall * Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Selection * #1 Library Reads Pick * September IndieNext Pick
 
“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.”—John Green

 
"I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting." –Jodi Picoult

"Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." – Paula Hawkins


From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Reviews

  • Loved every page!

    5
    By Tferrari
    This is a must read!! Did t want it to end.
  • Loved this Book

    5
    By 999999Sdgall
    This book was fantastic. Strongly recommended.
  • Such an engaging, interesting story

    5
    By janetbeth
    With so many variables and characters. I loved reading every word
  • So satisfying

    5
    By MiamiCarole
    Ms. Ng’s writing is superb. The characters are beautifully developed. I could not put it down. Please write a sequel and let us learn what happens to these characters. Highly recommend.
  • Little fires in my heart

    5
    By 🍎🍷
    Celeste Ng provides a window into a fascinating microcosm in late 90s America with this arresting novel. I was astonished by the depth and development of each character, in a cast of many unique perspectives. The ending left me wanting more, but in the best way. Incredible book!
  • Overwhelming!!

    5
    By Boscophogg
    Might be the most emotionally overwhelming book I have ever read, simply stunning and magnificently crafted. This is a family story that pierces the soul, not with overwrought drama or violence but with an internally driven, psychological character studies. An absolute classic, not to be missed!
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    5
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  • My new favorite book

    5
    By Dhdbdhsjajdvahhsja
    This book was wonderfully written, engaging and I couldn't put it down. About 3/4 of the way through I decided this is probably the best book I have ever read. And I've read a ton over my life. Highly recommend. Now off to find other books by this author.

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