Little Fires Everywhere, the latest from CELESTE NG

Porter Square Books is pleased to host local novelist, and best-selling author of Everything I Never Told You, CELESTE NG for a reading of her newest novel, Little Fires Everywhere.

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.

When old family friends of the strict Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts single-mother Mia Warren and Elena Richardson 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.

This event is free and open to the public.


CELESTE NG in conversation with ALEXANDRIA MARZANO-LESNEVICH

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome back award-winning local author of Everything I Never Told You CELESTE NG for a discussion of her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste will be joined in conversation by The Fact of a Body author ALEXANDRIA MARZANO-LESNEVICH. This event is co-sponsored by 826 Boston.

This event is free; no tickets are required. Also, this event includes a book signing!

About Little Fires Everywhere
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, this riveting novel 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 teenaged 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.

 


CELESTE NG Little Fires Everywhere in conversation with SONYA LARSON

Brookline Booksmith is proud to present CELESTE NG reading from her latest: Little Fires Everywhere.

From the bestselling 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.

This event is free and open to the public!

 


ALEXANDRIA MARZO-LESNEVICH in conversation with CELESTE NG

Porter Square Books hosts the paperback release of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir by ALEXANDRIA MARZO-LESNEVICH. The memoir has been named one of the best books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, and The Guardian. An Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, it was long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize and a finalist for a New England Book Award, a Goodreads Choice Award, and a Lambda Literary Award.


Earfull: CELESTE NG and RICHARD RUSSO

Writers reading. Songwriters singing. It’s the return of Earfull – Spring 2018 Edition – at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.

Join them for an amazing series of authors and musicians coming together for intimate performances on the Branch Line patio. Show at 7:00pm. Doors at 6:30pm.

Our May 22 event features Celeste Ng and Richard Russo, as well as musical acts Vapors of Morphine and Audrey Harrer.