Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9780735224308
Characteristics: 1 online resource (338 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Jan 16, 2018

Highly enjoyable read. Great character development. The ending felt rushed but overall very enjoyable.

Jcheng1234 Jan 14, 2018

I am delighted to read Celeste Ng’s second novel. Another amazing work, suspenseful, full of family drama and secrets. Motherhood, pregnancy, abortion, surrogate mother, adoption, social class, culture are some of the very thought provoking themes. The custody battle for an Asian baby girl by a white couple and the town’s opposing view if it is biological alone or it is love that make someone a mother aroused a lot of tension. A very good read, highly recommended!

Jan 10, 2018

#5 on Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of 2017

Jan 04, 2018

Not really an enjoyable book. Read like a high school exercise.

Jan 01, 2018

Agree with those who say they didn't want the book to end. Terrific and well-drawn characters that you want to spend more time with and learn more about.

Dec 29, 2017

Enjoyed it a lot, reminded me of Anne Tyler.

Dec 20, 2017

I had seen this book pop up on a couple of my friends' IG stories (and since the wait at the library was like 17 people long when I jumped in the queue I knew it HAD to be good), so I grabbed it once it became available. I didn't know anything about the author or the book prior to picking it up, but was hoping for a good "story" I could get lost in (the recent books I've read haven't been novels and I just wanted something to entertain me for a while). This was a fairly quick read and kept my attention the entire time. There was quite a bit of build up and back stories to tell, but when it got good, it really got good. It sort of reminded me of a Real Housewives type story - full of all the suburban drama. I'll be honest, I didn't want the story to end. It was suspenseful, tense and totally absorbing. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

Dec 12, 2017

This is the rare book that makes me want to read it again right away. It took things apart, turned them around, and captured transience in a way that was solidly beautiful.

Dec 01, 2017

Disappointing (too much filler/repetition); not worth the wait - not sure I'll read another of Ng's books.....

Nov 25, 2017

Shaker Heights, Ohio—described as a ’by-the-books kind of town’ in the Booklist review—is the setting and central character of this story about the model Richardson clan and Mia and Pearl Warren, their renters. Amazing storytelling with themes of growing up, mothering and fitting in. Highly recommended.

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