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Little Fires Everywhere

 Author: Celeste Ng  Category: Drama  Publisher: Penguin Press  Published: September 12, 2017  Language: English  File Size: 1.8 MB  Tags: ContemporaryDomesticdramafamilyFictionMysterynovel |  Download PDF


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, explores the theme of Motherhood.


It tells the story of Elena Richardson, a woman who thrives on structure and rules, and her family. When Mia Warren, an artist who has been living a nomadic lifestyle as a single mother with her daughter, Pearl, arrives in town, it threatens everything that Mrs.

Famous Quotes:

“Most of the time, everyone deserves more than one chance. We all do things we regret now and then. You just have to carry them with you.”

“In Shaker Heights there was a plan for everything.”

“What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?”

“A part of her wanted to study Mia …to understand why…she did what she did.”

“You know what they’d say? We raised you better than that. ”

“…the thing about portraits is, you need to show people the way they want to be seen. And I prefer to show people as I see them.”

“Mia could not help but notice her daughter’s infatuation with the Richardsons.”

“She had learned that passion, like fire, was a dangerous thing.”

“People are like that, too, you know. They start over.”

“It was more appropriate to give her a new name to celebrate the start of her new life.”

“It’s you. The indentured servant. I mean, the tenant-slash-cleaning lady.”

“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow.”

“The firemen said there were little fires everywhere,” Lexie said. “Multiple points of origin. Possible use of accelerant. Not an accident.”

“In all her years of itinerant living, Mia had developed one rule: Don’t get attached to any place, to any apartment, to anything. To anyone.”

“Maybe at birth everyone should be given to a family of a different race to be raised. Maybe that would solve racism once and for all.”

Literary awards:

  • Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction (2017) and Nominee for Best of the Best (2018)
  •  NAACP Image Award Nominee for Fiction (2018)
  •  Book of the Month Book of the Year Award Nominee (2017)