Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
The runaway New York Times bestseller!
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!
"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
“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.”—John Green
"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.
Little Fires Everywhere5By GrannybubbyThoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. Good character development and great flow to the story.
Don’t waste your time1By jcs272After reading “Everything I Never Told You”, I had high hopes for this novel. I’m nearing the end and trying to finish is brutal. My mother and I are reading it simultaneously and continue to look up at one another rolling our eyes. The archetypical suburban upper middle class family and “wild artist vagabonds” Are such flat, unoriginal characters. The ideas are cliche and so shallow. This entire book is an utter disappointment and such a waste of time. I had to skip entire chapters because they were so horribly written and boring...
Not that great2By CapeCodFalThe story was boring, I could skip 2-3 pages at a time and not miss a thing!!!! Much to say about nothing. Terrible ending. I really don’t understand why some think this is the best book they have ever read. They must not read that much. Don’t waste your money.
I couldn’t sleep5By shanlin1022I do most of my reading in the middle of the night since it normally puts me back to sleep. However, this book kept me up for three nights straight. It was so good and moved so quickly that I couldn’t stop reading. Also the fact that I’m a yinzer born and bred and that she mentioned eat n park made my heart sing.
Little Fires Everywhere5By Brunetta4uUnstoppable! Could not put this down. An expose into the family, into the realities of life...as we don't see them until it is sometimes too late.
Great Read5By kynealThis book sets up great anticipation. By starting with the end of the story, NG leaves you wondering how things would turn out the entire novel. I looked forward to picking up this book and reading it... now I’m sad it’s over.
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The Art of Putting Out The Fires in Life5By wright1981There is so much more to this novel than just a good read debating adoption - the book is about the choices we make in life as we attempt to extinguish the many fires that arise no matter our illusions of control. We are all forced to live with the consequences of our decisions, and rarely are the options black and white. There are no uniform answers in life. The author has created complex yet familiar characters who make the reader reflect whether or not we chose our lifestyle or merely conformed to the culture we were born into This was a fabulous novel about a suburban family ignited by outliers.
Page Turner4By sheargeneDThis was a well written, easy to read book that was hard to put down. I liked the characters...well most of them...you'll figure out the one I didn't like when you read it! The author provided great insight into what it feels like to be a teenager. Glad we read this one for Book Club! Would absolutely recommend!
Loved every page!5By TferrariThis is a must read!! Didn't want it to end!