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Little Fires Everywhere

De : Celeste Ng
Lu par : Jennifer Lim
Durée : 11 h et 27 min
4 out of 5 stars (15 notations)

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Editors Select, September 2017

I loved Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You, so when I found out she was releasing a new novel, I immediately called dibs on the advance copy (sorry team!). Little Fires Everywhere is set in an idyllic town in Ohio in the '90s. We're introduced to Elena, the matriarch of the Richardson family - a picture-perfect family with strong ties to the community. When Mia, a struggling artist, and her 15-year-old daughter move in to one of the split houses the Richardsons own, an infatuation (or you could call it an obsession) develops between the two families, and the line between the tenant-landlord relationship is crossed. Narrator Jennifer Lim makes her Audible debut with Little Fires Everywhere, and I can’t wait to hear what she does next. —Laura, Audible Editor

Description

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

Critiques

"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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  • M. Ryder
  • 05/10/2017

Boring and Drawn Out!!!

Kept falling asleep while listening, but was determined to finish it, especially due to all the hype over this audiobook. The story never got any better, and the ending was ridiculous! Really wish I could understand why there are so many great reviews. What are people seeing, that I just don't? As for the narration, J.L. did a pretty good job of performing each of the characters, though she did not use different voices or inflections for them. She basically used the same voice during the whole story. Sadly, I would definitely recommend passing this one up, and not wasting your time on it. 👎🏼

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  • Robin
  • 17/10/2017

little epiphanies everywhere

Another thoughtful and thought-provoking book by Celeste Ng. I loved her first book, and didn't imagine that this one could be as good, but it is. This is a sensitive and nuanced look at motherhood, social class and race. She does not let her characters or her plot off with easy answers, or with good guys and bad guys. Even though each character seems to be somewhat of a "type" initially, as the narrative deepens we see how multifaceted each participant in this story is and I found myself feeling more and more empathy for each of them as the story developed. Lovely and evocative book that I didn't want to end. I listened to this as an audiobook (from Audible) and thought the narrator was perfect.

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  • Sara
  • 09/10/2017

Let Me Stop You Right There

To me, this book was written by an author who believes that her listeners are as thick as two planks. Further, the tone of the narrator adds to the unbelievably slick and condescending flavor of the whole package. Everything is so slowly drawn out and hammered down that there is no room for any personal thought or feelings the reader might dare to have. I'm bored. Are we there yet?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/06/2018

I kept Waiting for it to get good...it never did.

I don't really understand the point of this book. It followed many different characters which I have found I am not a fan of. I like books that follow a main character but regardless of that, this book I found, didn't really have a point. I was bored throughout the book but finished it hoping it would get better or all the story lines would somehow come to this awesome ending...I was sadly disappointed. It was predictable and didn't leave me wanting more. I would pass on this one.

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  • Mary Keller
  • 03/07/2018

Sophomoric!

Sophomoric. No plot till halfway through the book. Description of the artworks interesting. Waste of time.

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  • Dana
  • 11/07/2018

Just OK

First 3/4 of the book is mind numbingly slow. I very nearly gave up but wanted to just see if it could redeem itself. The end was good, if a little cliche. Narrator is just OK, a little to "chipper" at times that I would have read as more serious.

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  • Bonny
  • 17/09/2017

Conformity vs. thinking for yourself

Celeste Ng covers a lot of ground in Little Fires Everywhere - conformity vs. thinking for yourself, motherhood, relationships, secrets, lies, culture, ethnicity, creativity, economic safety vs. barely getting by, family dynamics, and privilege. There really are little fires everywhere, both literal and figurative. Like Everything I Never Told You, this story opens at the end and then the author tells an engrossing tale to explain how it all unfolded. Ng has an extraordinary ability to make the reader consider a story from different perspectives through her well-developed and complicated characters. Even the setting of Shaker Heights, planned, manicured, and with rules for everything, contributes to the narrative.

Some of the parts that I found most exceptional were the descriptions of Mia Warren's art. The character captured so much in her photographs, and Ng captured so much in her writing about them. I'm going to be thinking about this book and those photographs for quite a while.

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  • Michelle Marcell
  • 26/10/2017

Out of Focus

Reminded me much of The Nest. Where the entire book talk about random life facts of the characters without much passion or meaning. True, characters go thru traumatic experiences, but nothing reliable or meant to connect with the reader/listener. The story (or many different stories) did not touch my heart, or made me smile, or cry, nor excite. It was simply a story of the life of different families and their struggles. Not even sure why this is a best seller. Good books are supposed to ignite unexpected feelings for its reader, keep you excited and passionate about its characters, and leave you wanting more.

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  • Steve M
  • 01/12/2017

An Entertaining, Clever Novel

The triumph of Celeste Ng’s novel is the clever weaving together of multiple storylines and a large cast of characters. Her use of omniscience is impressive and effective. The story becomes increasingly tense and suspenseful and she ties everything together thematically without answering all questions raised. I can see why the book is such a hit. Thoughtful and intelligent, but also a good entertaining read. Jennifer Lim’s reading is perfection. Clear, swift, nuanced but subtle. I wish she had recorded more books.

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  • Meagan Lynn
  • 29/05/2019

Narrator

I loved loved this story by the narrator was really disappointing. I stuck with the book, but really felt that she took a lot from the experience

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  • BaS
  • 04/09/2018

Wunderbare Familiensaga, genau hingesehen

Was für eine wunderbare Erzählung! Mia ist zwar das äußere Zentrum der Geschichte, aber es geht um den mehr oder auch mal weniger respektvollen Umgang innerhalb einer Familie, die zu zerbrechen droht, obwohl die Lebensbedingungen perfekt für ein glückliches Leben miteinander scheinen. Nur der Ende kam mir zu abrupt - aber vielleicht gibt es eine Fortsetzung?

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  • Eos20
  • 09/08/2018

Geschickte Perspektivwechsel, spannend verwoben

Wer The Corrections von Frenzen mochte, wird dieses Hörbuch lieben.
Spannend und poetisch beschrieben, bangt man mit den unterschiedlichsten Familienmitgliedern und Wahlverwandtschaften darum, ob sie das stille Glück der Zugehörigkeit finden werden, oder es verloren geben. Ein spannendes Buch über Liebe von Eltern zu Kindern, Wahlverwandtschaften, Stolz, Selbstverwirklichung und Emanzipation, und die Macht des moralischen Kompass.

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  • janina käse
  • 18/01/2020

Geschichte eher mäßig

Toll gelesen, die Geschichte zog sich aus meiner Sicht und die Charaktere waren für mich sehr konstruiert und nicht immer gut nachvollziehbar

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  • Sophie S.
  • 28/12/2019

Slow Start, exciting end

Little fires everywhere is very much a story about what it means to be a mother or what makes a person a mother. The first half was rather tiring - the end nearly made up for it. This book is for everyone who enjoys a good family drama.

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  • L. Heinemann
  • 06/08/2019

Breathtakingly beautiful

This book is the best I have listened to in such a long time. The underlying issues, the common theme- motherhood - is such an entangled motif.... this Book is truly a masterpiece in my opinion

Beautifully read too

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  • Beleen
  • 16/05/2019

An absolutely heartwarming book

Could not stop listening.
Great narrative and characters! You’ll love it!
It’s not a love story but story about family and love.:)

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  • pretty.electro
  • 06/05/2019

Langweiliger als erwartet

Ein Buch, das ich als lauen Jugendroman beschreiben würde.
Ich habe die ganze Geschichte auf die Tiefe und das Fesselnde und Mitreißende gewartet, das diesem Buch nachgesagt wird. Die Geschichte hat ihren Witz und ihre Plots, aber wirkt auf mich konstruiert und dadurch langweilig und oberflächlich.

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  • Iris
  • 17/02/2019

Amazing!

I really enjoyed this book, it was gripping right from the beginning and I always had a hard time to stop listening. The story is good and the way it's told, the voice and the choice of words.

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  • Alexandra S Rome
  • 06/02/2019

New favorite audiobook

Amazing story and narration- one of the best books I’ve read in a long time!