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The Resource Little fires everywhere : a novel, Celeste Ng

Little fires everywhere : a novel, Celeste Ng

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Little fires everywhere : a novel
Title
Little fires everywhere
Title remainder
a novel
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Celeste Ng
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Language
eng
Summary
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned {u2013} 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 {u2013} an enigmatic artist and single mother {u2013} 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{u2014}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 {u2013} and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576373
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.G83
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Little fires everywhere : a novel, Celeste Ng
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn969973730
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735224308
Lccn
2017003028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
894D27D5-6E9E-477B-AF8B-04F529F8B345
Label
Little fires everywhere : a novel, Celeste Ng
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn969973730
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735224308
Lccn
2017003028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
894D27D5-6E9E-477B-AF8B-04F529F8B345

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