Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

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Entertainment Weekly's #1 Must-Read Book for Fall 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 "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting." -Jodi Picoult "Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." - Paula Hawkins 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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2017
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780525498070
0525498079
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 33 min., 58 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Lim, Jennifer 1980-
Call Number: eAudio

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DCLadults May 29, 2018

Since the bulk of the characters were teens, this seemed geared for young adults. It felt superficial, with a lot of chance occurrences that made it unbelievable and far fetched. I liked the relationships that developed between Mia and the Richardson kids but the remainder of the book was disappo... Read More »


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Hillsboro_JenniFerg Oct 22, 2018

I really enjoyed this book, especially since it takes place in the late 1990s. I was around the same age in 1997 as the character Pearl, so I think this helped draw me in a bit. I like books that give me a sense of nostalgia.

DCLadults May 29, 2018

Since the bulk of the characters were teens, this seemed geared for young adults. It felt superficial, with a lot of chance occurrences that made it unbelievable and far fetched. I liked the relationships that developed between Mia and the Richardson kids but the remainder of the book was disappointing.

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Biblitz
Dec 18, 2017

Another highly overrated 'new' young writer. A screaming bore. No pathos, no style. Don't quit your day job, Ng.

One makes an effort to try new authors but today's publishers are so easily pleased. Makes me wonder about the reject piles. If this is publishable, what can they be turning down?

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