Little Fires Everywhere: The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller

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Little, Brown Book Group, Sep 12, 2017 - Fiction - 400 pages
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'To say I love this book is an understatement...It moved me to tears' Reese Witherspoon

'Just read it...Outstanding' Matt Haig

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours 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 teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just 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 rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends 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...

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was a compelling read that started with the burning of a house and then flashed back, recounting the events that led up to it. In perfectly ordered Shaker Heights ... Read full review

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I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth. All opinions are my own. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The Richardson's are the family that has everything. Parents have great jobs, they attend ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, won the Hopwood Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the American Library Association's Alex Award. She is a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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