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Little Fires Everywhere

2017 . Psychological Fiction . Celeste Ng

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893K total

About the book

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The #1 New York Times bestseller! Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting." --Jodi Picoult "To say I love this book is an understatement. It's a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears." --Reese Witherspoon "Extraordinary . . . books like Little Fires Everywhere don't come along often." --John Green 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. Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more... Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin

Pages:

338

ISBN:

0735224293 (ISBN13: 9780735224292)

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Reviews

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Shannon Press

3 months ago

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I hated this book. I still don’t understand the hype it gets. I didn’t like the characters at all. I only read it because of my bookclub.

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Rickie Retchin Straarup

11 months ago

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One of the best books I ever read! It has so many layers! Starts out interesting and medium paced intertwining relationships and then about half way through it takes off and becomes a "can't put down" book!!! I loved the contrast in the characters. I loved the transformation of the characters as they diverted from their usual roles. Many lessons in this book! I may read Celeste Ng's first book!

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1 year ago

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An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

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Caroline Lasorsa image

1 year ago

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I read this book without expecting much, but I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. There are so many different subplots and character dynamics within the storyline and all are equally engaging. Definitely recommend

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1 year ago

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Sept ’17 - “Celeste Ng writes with stunning accuracy about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.” - Reese Witherspoon

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Alexa Bys

1 year ago

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A great read - pulled me in from the beginning.

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

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Enjoyed this very much. Can’t wait for the show

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Annie Spencer image

2 years ago

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Really loved this, gentle easy read, only giving it a 4 because the ending was such a let down

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Cailin Cowley

10 months ago

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Kinda overrated.

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Maria Claudia Llamas

1 year ago

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Amazing book!!

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