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Little Fires Everywhere

De : Celeste Ng
Lu par : Jennifer Lim
Durée : 11 h et 27 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 notations)

Prix : 20,44 €

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Description

The New York Times Top 10 Best Seller

The brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times best seller Everything I Never Told You.

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colours 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 principal 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 just 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 rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends 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 an unexpected and devastating cost....

©2017 Celeste Ng (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group

Critiques

"I am loving Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Maybe my favourite novel I've read this year." (John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars)
"Witty, wise and tender. It's a marvel." (Paula Hawkins)
"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)

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Good characters

A typical US family living in a fine neighbourhood welcomes a mother and her teen. Everybody seems fine, honest, willing to please others. But life starts to turn things over! You might know people like the Richardsons!

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  • Nat
  • 28/04/2019

I really wanted to like this book.

I really don’t understand the purpose of this book. Every theme it brushed wasn’t thoroughly developed.
Family? Adoption? Racism?
Nothing.
This book tried to be so many things and ended up being nothing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06/09/2018

stunning!

Loved this multi-layered story! Gorgeous narration too. Thoroughly enjoyable. Will make a great movie, I'm sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/09/2019

a bit american

passable but not monumental. will be quickly forgotten. very American. narration was overplayed. ok if you just want something to wash over you whilst you do something else.

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  • Alanna
  • 23/05/2019

One of my all time favorites!

I could read this over and over! I would highly recommend it. Very similar to Big Little Lies and soon to be a mini series!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22/03/2019

Very enjoyable!

Loved the author's use of language! Interesting plot and multi-faceted characters. Would definitely recommend it.

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  • Vaidyanathan
  • 17/02/2019

Ultra boring story.

I think the story really had nothing in it - while there was so much scope to make really interesting characters, the book felt like such a failure. I think while the performer did a great job, there is little that can be done when the climax itself is so poor.
Don't waste your time.

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  • Ally
  • 07/02/2019

Beautiful story

Loved this book! Couldn't stop listening. The narration was excellent and the story beautiful and gripping

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17/11/2018

riveting family drama

bit slow to start but well thought out family drama. enjoyed it and the performance was well read

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  • Broosch
  • 05/10/2018

A gem!

It makes you rethink about what might be most important in one's life - we are all so like the Richardson's. Our society is. We all try to Fit our children into those mould... Thinking that is for the best, but who knows?

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  • Marianna
  • 29/08/2018

A page turner with depth

Really compelling. Couldn't put it down. I will be downloading Celeste Ng's other book next.

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  • cmtbookies
  • 25/03/2018

Great listen

i loved this book with its vivid characters. Great narration and unique storyline. cleverly done