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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Book Information
Author: Celeste Ng
Genre: Family Fiction | Book Set In Ohio
Publisher: Penguin Press
Original Publication Date: 2017
Grab Your Copy Here: Amazon
Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng Summary From The Publisher:
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.Penguin Press
About The Author, Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng is an award-winning and bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Shaker Heights, Ohio, the setting for Little Fires Everywhere. Ng is a graduate from Harvard University and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan. Read more about Celeste Ng.
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