The #1 New York Times bestseller!
Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.
“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult
“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
“Extraordinary . . . books like Little Fires Everywhere don't come along often.” —John Green
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.
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.
Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more...
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Little Fires may refer to: Little Fires Everywhere (novel), 2017 book by Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere (miniseries), 2020 Hulu series..
I really enjoyed this book - not my usual read but it was thought provoking- reminding me of the times of the late 50’s and early 60’s. 45
The book started out slow and never really picked up. I felt it was too long winded and found myself scanning paragraphs. It wasn’t horrible but I probably would not recommend it. 25
My favorite thing about this book is the family secrets. With today’s social Media obsessed world, everything appears perfect. Like a Disney fairytale. Not true. This story hits closer to home then any social media post I’ve ever read. Thank you! 55
I’m not quite sure why everyone is in love with this book; it didn’t grab me. I just don’t get the hype. 35
This book was rated so highly I was excited to read it. I really struggled to get through this book. It was so slow! There seemed to be a lot of back story and I kept thinking when are we going to get to the good part? 25
I read this one on a road trip. Traveling, while diving into this story was perfection. 55
This book is awful. I am not sure why it has any good reviews. I had to force myself through the book and for a very anti-climatic ending. Don’t waste your time! 15
An excellent read. Totally involved with each and every character and their stories. 55
A great read. I enjoyed this book from the first to the last page. I look forward to reading more of the author’s writings. Thank you for a great page turner. 55
Fantastic squared. 55