The Richardsons are living an outwardly perfect life in outwardly perfect suburbia. Their carefully ordered lives are disrupted when they get a new tenant in their rental property; Mia an artistic single mom with a secret.
The Richardson children’s lives soon become completely entwined with Mia and her teenage daughter Pearl. They admire Mia’s coolness and empathy and Pearl longs for the stability of the Richardson’s cookie cutter perfect home. The custody case of a family friend puts the Richardson family and Mia on opposite sides and sets in motion a chain of events that will leave all families involved permanently changed.
If you couldn’t get enough of Big Little Lies then Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng will be right up your alley. It’s easy to see why her second novel won the Goodreads Choice 2017 award for Best Fiction. Ng deftly weaves issues of race and class into a page turning family drama that does not disappoint.
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