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Saturday Book Club

Saturday, November 13, 2021 — 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us online or in person to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

November 13, 2021

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Saturday, November 13, 2021
10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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    Join us for a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Please contact the library to obtain a copy of this book.

    This discussion will take place in the library’s large meeting room. If you prefer to participate online, there will be an option to do so. Please specify your preference (in-person or online) when registering.

     

    Book Description

    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 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.

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    Video Chat Optional

    We will meet online with a video chat using Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, it is very simple and user friendly. We recommend installing Zoom on whichever device you will use (computer, smartphone, tablet) before the program starts. When you click the invite link, you will be prompted to open or install Zoom.

     



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