The Resource Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng

Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng

Label
Little fires everywhere
Title
Little fires everywhere
Statement of responsibility
Celeste Ng
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Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the 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 colours 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.--Provided by Publisher
Summary
Fighting an ugly custody battle with an artistic tenant who has little regard for the strict rules of their progressive Cleveland suburb, a straitlaced family woman who is seeking to adopt a baby becomes obsessed with exposing the tenant's past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both of their families
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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
Cataloging source
QRML
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Ng, Celeste
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Custody of children
  • Arson
  • Secrecy
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Neighbors
  • Single mothers
  • Female friendship
  • Adoption
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
Target audience
adult
Label
Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060696077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781408709726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)968448407
Label
Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060696077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781408709726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)968448407

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