Spotlight on a Book: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng, takes place in a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, OH where everything is precisely planned. No one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren with her teenage daughter Pearl. Mia carries 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 (Goodreads.com).
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