Celeste Ng will be In Conversation about her New Softcover Novel ~ Little Fires Everywhere

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Celeste Ng, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Little Fires Everywhere, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Celeste's New Softcover Edition Novel.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT CELESTE NG:  Celeste Ng, grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio.  She Graduated from Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan.  Her Debut Novel, Everything I Never Told You, was a New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the ALA's Alex Award.  Little Fires Everywhere, Ng's 2nd Novel, was a New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the Ohioana Book Award, and Named a Best Book of the Year by over 25 Publications.  Her Books have been translated into more than 30 Languages and she was the recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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“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

“Extraordinary...Books like Little Fires Everywhere don't come along often." ~ John Green

"Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." ~ Paula Hawkins

From Celeste Ng, 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.

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.

;DATE & TIME:  Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  Celeste Ng will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Celeste's New Softcover Novel Little Fires Everywhere and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events/Speaker-Series or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Celeste Ng's Books for Sale at this Event.  Save time and Pre-Order your Books using the link below!  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Author Autographed Books will be available for Purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
SKU: A9780735224315

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED SOFTCOVER:  Author Autographed Softcover of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

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