Little Fires Everywhere
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📒Little Fires Everywhere ✍ Celeste Ng
✏Little Fires Everywhere Book Summary : 'Just read it...Outstanding' Matt Haig 'To say I love this book is an understatement...It moved me to tears' Reese Witherspoon 'Beautifully written, completely charming, and extremely wise on the subject of adolescence and influence' Nick Hornby 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 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 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... What readers are saying: 'Highly recommended, beautifully written and thought-provoking' 'An engrossing read' 'Absolutely brilliant' 'Great characters, interesting plot that leaves you desperate to read more and written beautifully. I loved it and highly recommend it!'
📒Book Club Set ✍ Celeste Ng
✏BOOK CLUB SET Book Summary : "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 a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. 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."--Back cover.
✏Summary Celeste Ng s Little Fires Everywhere Discussion Prompts Book Summary : In Shaker Heights, Cleveland, everything is planned in the lives of its residents. Nobody embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson. Her guiding principle will always be playing by the rules. Mia Warren is a single mother an enigmatic artist. She arrives in Shaker Heights' idyllic bubble with Pearl, her teenaged daughter. The two rented a house from the Richardsons. Eventually, Mia and Pearl were becoming more than tenants to the Richardsons as all four children get drawn to the mother-daughter pair. However, Mia came from a mysterious past and she has a disregard for the status quo as she threatened to upend this idyllic and carefully ordered community. Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere explores the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood, the weight of long-held secrets, and the danger of holding on to the belief that following the rules can keep you safe. In this comprehensive look into Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.
📒Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng ✍ Jessica Zibung
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📒Northwest Edge ✍ Lidia Yuknavitch
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📒Everything I Never Told You ✍ Celeste Ng
✏Everything I Never Told You Book Summary : “A deep, heartfelt portrait of a family." — Alexander Chee, The New York Times Book Review “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another. “Wonderfully moving…A beautifully crafted study of dysfunction and grief." — The Boston Globe
📒Among The Creationists ✍ Jason Rosenhouse
✏Among the Creationists Book Summary : Why do so many Americans reject the modern theory of evolution? Why does creationism, thoroughly refuted by scientists, retain such popularity among the public? Is the perceived conflict between evolution and Christianity genuine, or is it merely an illusion peculiar to Protestant fundamentalism? Seeking answers to these questions, mathematician Jason Rosenhouse became a regular attendee at creationist conferences and other gatherings. After ten years of attending events like the giant Creation Mega-Conference in Lynchburg, Virginia, and visiting sites like the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, and after hundreds of surprisingly friendly conversations with creationists of varying stripes, he has emerged with a story to tell, a story that goes well beyond the usual stereotypes of Bible-thumping fanatics railing against coldly rational scientists. Through anecdotes, personal reflections, and scientific and philosophical discussion, Rosenhouse presents a more down-to-earth picture of modern creationism and the people who espouse it. He is neither polemical nor insulting, but he does not pull punches when he spots an error in the logical or scientific reasoning of creationists, especially when they wander into his own field, mathematics. Along the way, he also tells the story of his own nonbeliever's attempt to understand a major aspect of American religion. Forced to wrestle with his views about God and evolution, Rosenhouse found himself drawn into a new world of ideas previously unknown to him, arriving at a sharper understanding of the reality of science-versus-religion disputes, and how these debates look to those beyond the ivory tower. A personal memoir of one scientist's attempt to come to grips with this controversy-by immersing himself in the culture of the anti-evolutionists-Among the Creationists is a fair, fresh, and insightful account of the modern American debate over Darwinism.
📒The Mayor Of Casterbridge ✍ Thomas Hardy
✏The Mayor of Casterbridge Book Summary : One of Hardy’s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as the mayor—finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin. This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy’s map of Wessex.
📒Ordinary People A Novel ✍ Diana Evans
✏Ordinary People A Novel Book Summary : A New Yorker Best Book of the Year October 2018's Selection for the Washington Post's "Lily Lit" Book Club One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" Books of 2018 Evoking the sharp insight of Little Fires Everywhere and the sweep of NW, an incisive portrait of the bliss and torment of domestic love. Hailed as “one of the most thrilling writers at work today” (Huffington Post), Diana Evans reaches new heights with her searing depiction of two couples struggling through a year of marital crisis. In a crooked house in South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she’s defined solely by motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the suburbs, Stephanie’s aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian’s itch for a bigger life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Longtime friends from the years when passion seemed permanent, the couples have stayed in touch, gathering for births and anniversaries, bonding over discussions of politics, race, and art. But as bonds fray, the lines once clearly marked by wedding bands aren’t so simply defined. Ordinary People is a moving examination of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, and the fragile architecture of love.
📒The Mountain Of The Women ✍ Liam Clancy
✏The Mountain of the Women Book Summary : A member of the legendary Irish group The Clancy Brothers details his eventful odyssey from rural Ireland in the 1930s into the heart of the New York music scene during the 1950s and 1960s in a lively memoir that also describes his encounters with such celebrities as Bob Dylan, Maya Angelou, Robert Redford, Lenny Bruce, Pete Seeger, and Barbra Streisand.