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Little Fires Everywhere

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Celeste Ng

Narrated By: Jennifer Lim

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2017

Duration: 11 hours 28 minutes

Summary:

"Witty, wise and tender. It's a marvel." - Paula Hawkins, New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

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. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope..." -Jodi Picoult, New York Times-bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

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.

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  • Teresa M

    Great book, throughly enjoyed it. Wasn't expecting the ending.

  • Tracy G

    Narrator was good. An easy book with many references to the Cleveland area. You kind of knew where the book was going but there was suspense and the end tied it all together.

  • Jael R

    Loved it. Amazing book. Such an easy listen. Read it as a book and listened to it.

  • Day D

    Littleā€™s fires is an amazing and important piece of literature. It tackles varying themes that are controversial and explores many sides of each situation. It made me really ponder the importance or race relations; what is racism and blindness; equally as damaging. The idealized scenery of Shaker Heights was reminiscent of the neighbour hood I grew up in, Lawrence Park, Toronto Ontario; garbage in back, garage in back, no rubbishy out front; picturesque to the eye, but what about in deep? Thank you Celeste Ng for the amazing g story, I just really want to follow up with Izzy, Mia, Pearl, and B.B. and the rest of the cast of characters!