April's book club selection, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, has been hailed as "an utterly engrossing, often heartbreaking, deeply empathetic experience" which will "give you pause and help you think differently about humanity and this country’s current state of affairs" (New York Times; San Francisco Chronicle).
In the idyllic suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio, a guiding principle is playing by the rules, and no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson. But when Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - and her daughter Pearl rent a home from the successful Richardsons, all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair whose mysterious past and disregard for the status quo threaten to upend the carefully ordered community. When old 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 probe 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. (Synopsis adapted from goodreads.com).
FCC Member Mike Magdalenski is facilitating this group and will be hosting at his home. We'd like to make it both a literary and social evening, so we invite contributions of light refreshments and beverages as well. We'll gather at 7:00 with some social time and begin book discussion at 7:30pm. Please contact Mike to RSVP by Tuesday, April 24th at firstname.lastname@example.org