Date(s) - 11/10/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 2017 …..Set in meticulously-planned Shaker Heights, OH (where author Ng grew up), this story traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family with four children and Mia Warren, an enigmatic artist and single mother, who moves into this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl and rents a house from the Richardsons. Set in the 1990s, the city’s leading families are liberal and well meaning, but they are also blind to their privilege. … Why? This novel explores many social issues of our times— class, privilege, simmering racial tensions, and incendiary family dynamics. In addition, reflecting on the lives and behavior of high school students seems quite timely.