Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by wingNordpiratwing of Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on 1/9/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNordpiratwing from Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Saturday, January 9, 2021
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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingNordpiratwing at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Saturday, January 9, 2021
Why oh why did I not write a book review right after reading this book? Now I've forgotten so much! It's been years! But I do remember I liked it a lot. Which actually was a bit surprising. I thought many times during the reading "this is not the kind of book I usually like, but I do!" The photograph artist and how the whole thing with the child unravels has stayed with me.

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Journal Entry 4 by ellamiss at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Sounded like a good book so I picked it up at yesterday's meet-up.

Journal Entry 5 by ellamiss at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
On the outside, the characters are stereotypes, but we get to follow their thoughts so realize that there are more to each one than meets the eye. This is a good drama.

Journal Entry 6 by ellamiss at Zinkensdamm Vandrarhem in Södermalm, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, October 30, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (10/30/2023 UTC) at Zinkensdamm Vandrarhem in Södermalm, Stockholm Sweden


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