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The Resource Little Fires Everywhere [electronic resource] :

Little Fires Everywhere [electronic resource] :

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Little Fires Everywhere [electronic resource] :
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Little Fires Everywhere [electronic resource] :
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Celeste Ng
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eng
Summary
-- Little Fires Everywhere “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” - Reese Witherspoon “I am loving -- Everything I Never Told You 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 Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more
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Ugliness seethes under a placid suburban surface in this multilayered novel, in which two families grow too close for comfort. Itinerant artist Mia and her teenage daughter Pearl rent a Shaker Heights, Ohio, house from the Richardsons, who have four kids around Pearl's age. Three of the four become Pearl's constant companions; the fourth becomes Mia's. A custody suit elsewhere in the community threatens everything -- and calls into being the "little fires everywhere." Told backwards through time via multiple narrators, this insightful book will appeal to fans of complex family dramas. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
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10576373
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DLC
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813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Little Fires Everywhere [electronic resource] :
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THREE_M:nzbtoz9
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735224308
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Little Fires Everywhere [electronic resource] :
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:nzbtoz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735224308
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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