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Book Club Choices: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a planned com­munity, and proud residents Mr. and Mrs. Richard­son have strictly planned their lives as well, from their careers to their perfectly mani­cured home. However, their four teenage chil­dren—Moody, who lives up to his name; Trip, a self-involved jock; smart but impulsive Lexie, and troubled Izzy—don’t always do what is expected of them. When Mrs. Richardson rents out an apartment she owns to a mysteri­ous artist, Mia, and her daughter Pearl, the two families become intertwined in ways no one could anticipate, and the effects are life-changing for everyone.

This suspenseful and satisfying novel, which takes place in the pre-cell phone, Bill Clinton-era 1990s, will have book clubs discussing everything from class and wealth to parenthood, adoption, privacy, the limits of friend­ship, and family bonds.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Penguin Press; 978-0-73522-429-2; $27

Click to Read an Excerpt.

Listen to an interview with Celeste Ng on Beaks & Geeks.

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