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Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
Praise For This Book:
"Witty, wise, and tender. It.s a marvel." -Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

"I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope: how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting? Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, or by love? And perhaps most importantly: do the faults of our past determine what we deserve in the future? Be ready to be wowed by Ng.s writing - and unsettled by the mirror held up to one.s own beliefs." - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

"Delectable and engrossing...A complex and compulsively readable suburban saga that is deeply invested in mothers and daughters...What Ng has written, in this thoroughly entertaining novel, is a pointed and persuasive social critique, teasing out the myriad forms of privilege and predation that stand between so many people and their achievement of the American dream. But there is a heartening optimism, too. This is a book that believes in the transformative powers of art and genuine kindness - and in the promise of new growth, even after devastation, even after everything has turned to ash." -Boston Globe

"[Ng] widens her aperture to include a deeper, more diverse cast of characters. Though the book.s language is clean and straightforward, almost conversational, Ng has an acute sense of how real people (especially teenagers, the slang-slinging kryptonite of many an aspiring novelist) think and feel and communicate. Shaker Heights may be a place where "things were peaceful, and riots and bombs and earthquakes were quiet thumps, muffled by distance.. But the real world is never as far away as it seems, of course. And if the scrim can.t be broken, sometimes you have to burn it down. Grade: A-" -Entertainment Weekly

"Opposites attract and also ignite in this thoughtful novel." -People

"A riveting read and one of our favorite new works of fiction this fall." -Refinery29

"[A] suspenseful, tense tale." -W Magazine

"[Ng.s] descriptions are so dead-on you can practically see the Cleveland skyline as you ride shotgun with these characters." -Glamour

"Takes unerring aim at upper-middle-class America.s blind spots…a nuanced study of mothers and daughters and the burden of not belonging to our families or our communities." - Vogue

"Totally absorbing, each character drawn so well it makes it impossible to decide whose side you.re on." - Marie Claire

"Fans of novelist Celeste Ng.s debut, Everything I Never Told You, and devotees of her resistance-ready Twitter feed can rejoice...The story drifts effortlessly between characters; each is full and memorable as they coax the novel to its fiery climax. Ng reminds us that action is a choice, and you.ll want to keep reading until the last irreversible actions play out." -Bust

"Ng.s taut class drama is calibrated for fireworks." -New York Magazine, Books to Read This Fall

"A captivating examination of motherhood, identity, family, privilege, and community." -Buzzfeed

"Ng.s uncanny ability to embody multiple viewpoints makes for a powerful, revelatory novel." -BBC.com, Ten Books to Read in September

"The un-put-downable story that everyone will be talking about this Fall. A must read for book clubs." -PopSugar

"A multilayered, tightly focused and expertly plotted narrative…A deeply impressive novel with the power to provoke and entrance." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"One of the best novels of the fall is an emotional tale about motherhood, class and so much more… Everything I Never Told You, was good, but this is better." -AARP.org

"Mesmerizing...The result is a deftly woven plot that examines a multitude of issues, including class, wealth, artistic vision, abortion, race, prejudice and cultural privilege." -BookPage

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