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The Prince of Peace Book Club will be discussing “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng on December 6 at 10 AM in the conference room across from the church office. Our yearly luncheon will follow our meeting.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned and Elena Richardson embodies the guiding principle of everyone plays by the rules. However, when a new single mother(Mia) and her daughter enter the scene, the scene changes. Mia has a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that could upend the carefully ordered community.
The two families commingle and clash. When friends try to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts which divides the community, and Mia and Elena are on opposite sides. In trying to find out the secrets that Mia has in her past, Elena’s 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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