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Little Fires Everywhere

On Monday October 15th at 10:00 AM, the Book Club will meet at the home of Elizabeth Curtin to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.


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.

In Shaker heights, a placid progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned-from the layout of the roads to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives the residents lead. No one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren, an artist and single mother who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl and rents a house from the Richardson's. The Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo.

When family friends of the Richardson's 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 an unexpected and devastating cost.