I love this story that @pronounced_ing has beautifully written. My week has been immersed in the tale: finished the TV series with @reesewitherspoon and @kerrywashington and listened to @brenebrown on her wonderful podcast Unlocking Us discussing said wonderful story with Celeste Ng and 🤯!
Little Fires Everywhere is about two mothers and their families and the town in which they meet.
Elena Richardson believes she’s has created herself the perfect life (having made compromises to get there) for her perfect family.
Mia Warren has made life changing sacrifices for her and her daughter.
Shaker Heights is the uncompromising town in which everything must be just so in order to preserve perfection.
Mia’s imperfections but seeming ease with these choices confuse, intrigue and rattle Elena and as their lives are merged through the friendships of their children, these two women collide and Elena’s obsessions light ‘little fires everywhere’.
A book about motherhood, race, class and power riddled with the perils of perfectionism and obsession, identity and sacrifice.
Read the book before you watch the series! ❤️📚