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  • Written by: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,704 ratings)

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Little Fires Everywhere

Written by: Celeste Ng
Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
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Publisher's Summary

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

The runaway New York Times best seller!

Named a Best Book of the Year by:

People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more!

"I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting." (Jodi Picoult)

“To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” (Reese Witherspoon)

“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.” (John Green)

From the best-selling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

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 teenage 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.

Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.

©2017 Celeste Ng (P)2017 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." (Paula Hawkins, New York Times best-selling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water)

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awesome listen!

narrator was excellent!! loved the story and will definetly get other books by author ! loved it !

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Great story!

The first full book I was able to get through since COVID19 came upon us. Storyline kept me engaged and the narrator read it perfectly.

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privilege and perfection

this book was interesting because we could learn about everybody's morals and how they felt about the situation and no one's way is right

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Fantastic!

I loved the story, narration was wonderful!
I felt so many things listening to this, suspense, fear, anger, joy... wonderful!

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I gave up....

This is the first book I reviewed poorly for a year. Unfortunately it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t finish it because I felt like it dragged on. I was about half way through when I thought, nothing has happened yet ! I feel nothing interesting was ever going to happen. I gave up.

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Hooked

This was my first audiobook, and it did not disappoint! Felt like I knew and understood the characters so well. Couldn’t stop listening! Very excited for the Hulu miniseries now!!

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An interesting novel of family dynamics

the characters were well-developed and in general avoided too many cliches. it was more of a novel about a woman's growing realization that she was deeply flawed, as opposed to her self image of perfection.

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Fun romp

This is a soapy tale of complicated mother and daughter relationships. Easy to listen to and has a few good twists. I found it slow to start but got hooked eventually.

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I want to listen to it all over again!!!

I didn't want to stop listening and as it came to an end I was truly saddened. I can see myself listening to this book multiple times. such a great story and narrator. I LOVED IT!

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Great Story!

The book was well written and interesting. The story was rich and intriguing. Highly recommended! #Audible1

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