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Little Fires Everywhere de Celeste Ng
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Little Fires Everywhere (2017 original; edició 2017)

de Celeste Ng (Autor)

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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 "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 ..."--Jodi Picoult, New York Times -bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time 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.… (més)
Membre:albertgoldfain
Títol:Little Fires Everywhere
Autors:Celeste Ng (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Press (2017), Edition: 1st Edition, 352 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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Little Fires Everywhere de Celeste Ng (2017)

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Elena Richardson is a well-off woman married to a lawyer with four children living in a large house in the Cleveland progressive suburb of Shaker Heights. She is fairly comfortable with her life with the exception of the youngest daughter, Izzy who is able to push her buttons and cause her to criticize Izzy most of the time. Enter Mia Warren, a photography artist, and her daughter Pearl who move from place to place frequently in their old VW bug. The children become enamored with each other's mother. Izzy, Lexi, and Moody with Mia and Pearl with Elena. Elena begins to wonder about Mia and Pearl's past and conducts and investigation which she later uses against Mia. Mia is an empathetic free spirit while Elena believes in following the rules to the letter and is a journalist who does not mind conducting research on people. To complicate things, an old friend of Elena's tries to adopt a Chinese-American baby and a custody battle ensues. This story has a fairly complicated plot. ( )
  baughga | Apr 12, 2021 |
A book that will stick with me for some time. I found it intriguing. When I tried to tell my better half, why I sighed do when I finished this book, trying to capture what it was that made it so special, I failed miserably. He thought it sounded like a kind of soap series and was amazed that I cared to read it, let alone finish & like it.

And I did. From the first scenes to the very last pages. It got me wondering why a teenager would Set fire to her home. And from there, through a web woven by the different story lines, I learned about all the characters that played a role in the book. The more I learned, the more my like/dislike of certain characters grew.

It will take some time before the thoughts that were raised by this book will have been thought through, before it gets it final spot in my mind/memory/ list of books. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Apr 10, 2021 |
Content Note: abortion, (critical treatment of) racism

Plot:
Elena Richardson rents a house to Mia Warren and her teenage daughter Pearl. Mia is an artist and she and Pearl have always moved around a lot. The Richardsons – mother, father, four children around Pearl’s age – live the compelte opposite life and Pearl is fascinated with them. Both Mia and Pearl quickly become more than just tenants. All of their relationships are put to the test, though, when friends of the Richardsons want to adopt an Chinese-American baby and Mia tries to help the biological mother keep it.

Little Fires Everywhere is wonderfully observed, realistic and well-written novel that maybe didn’t touch me quite as much as Everything I Never Told You, but I still loved it a whole lot.

Read more on my blog: https://kalafudra.com/2019/05/30/little-fires-everywhere-celeste-ng/ ( )
  kalafudra | Apr 8, 2021 |
In eine spießige Vorstadtsiedlung zieht eines Tages die Künstlerin Mia Warren mit ihrer Tochter Pearl. Nach einer anfänglichen Annäherung fühlt sich ihre Vermieterin Elena Richardson mehr und mehr bedroht oder in Frage gestellt durch die reine Existenz dieser so anderen Lebensweise. Sie beginnt in der Vergangenheit der Künstlerin herumzuschnüffeln. Was sie ans Licht bringt, angereichert durch falsche Interpretationen, schadet zwar Mia und Pearl, mehr aber noch Elena selbst und dem Verhältnis zu ihrer jüngsten Tochter Izzy. Gut und Böse in diesem Buch sind klar. Der goldene Käfig der Vorstadtexistenz wird in Frage gestellt und letztendlich zertrümmert - oder angezündet, wenn man das Bild des Romans beibehalten möchte. ( )
  Wassilissa | Apr 6, 2021 |
In this book, and in her previous novel (Everything I Never Told You), Ms. Ng tackles serious issues through her characters -- and does it very well. I like the way she doesn't take sides on the issues; I wouldn't presume to know which of her characters' choices she agreed with. She lets her characters speak and her readers decide.

This book has strong themes of motherhood -- what makes a good mother?

When the book ended, I had a strong sense that the story wasn't over -- and that's a good thing. The characters were so real that they live on. ( )
  LynnB | Mar 24, 2021 |
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Whether you buy a homesite in the School Section, broad acres in the Shaker Country Estates, or one of the houses offered by this company in a choice of neighborhoods, your purchase includes facilities for golf, riding, tennis, boating; it includes in unexcelled schools; it includes protection forever against depreciation and unwelcome change.
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Actually, though, all things considered, people from Shaker Heights are pretty much like people everywhere else in America. They may have three or four cars instead of one or two, and they may have two television sets instead of one, and when a Shaker Heights girl gets married she may have a reception for eight hundred, with the Meyer Davis band flown in from New York, instead of a wedding reception for a hundred with a local band, but these are all differences of degree rather than fundamental differences. "We're friendly people and we have a wonderful time!" Said a woman at the Shaker Heights Country Club recently, and she was right, for the inhabitants of Utopia do, in fact, appear to lead a rather happy life.
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To those out on their own paths, setting little fires
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Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
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Remember, Mia had said: Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground and start over.  After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow.  People's are like that, too.  They start over.  They find a way.
"Some pictures, " Mia said, " belong to the person who took them.  And some belong to the person inside them...."
Every bedroom was empty except for the smell of gasoline and a small crackling fire set directly in the middle of each bed, as if a demented Girl Scout had been camping there.
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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 "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 ..."--Jodi Picoult, New York Times -bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time 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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