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


For three weeks in April 2020, Little Fires Everywhere was No. 1 on The New York Times fiction best-seller list. The book was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Fiction in 2017.

1. Abortion
2. Alcohol (mentioned)
3. Alcoholism (mentioned)
4. Animal abuse (mentioned)
5. Arson
6. Bombs (mentioned)
7. Bullying by authority figure
8. Car crash
9. Cigarettes (mentioned)
10. Death
11. Domestic abuse (mentioned)
12. Drugs
13. Earthquake (mentioned)
14. Hospital scenes
15. Infertility
16. Kidnapping
17. Miscarriage
18. National socialism (mentioned)
19. Pee
20. Periods (mentioned)
21. Postpartum depression (mentioned)
22. Poverty
23. Pregnancy
24. Psychiatry (mentioned)
25. Racism
26. Rape (mentioned)
27. Sexism
28. Sexual content
29. Spiders (mentioned)
30. Stalking
31. Stripping (mentioned)
32. Victim blaming (about the negative consequences of an abortion)
33. War (mentioned)

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