Reading for fun shouldn't stop just because you're in college. Selected from books suggested by professors in Musselman Library's annual summer reading guide, You've Gotta Read This!, these discussions are a fun, easy way to take a break from class reading and enjoy a new book with others. The first 15 students to sign-up for each discussion receive a free copy of the book.
Spring 2018 Selection:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Thursday, April 29, 2018 4pm-5pm
Browsing Room, Main Floor Musselman Library (101)
Interested in joining the conversation? Sign up to join a discussion of the book.
**The first 15 students will receive a free copy of the book courtesy of the Friends of Musselman Library. You must be a first-year student to participate.
Deadline to register: Friday, March 23, 2018
About the book:
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.
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. – Book description courtesy of the publisher.
Questions? Contact Kerri Odess-Harnish at firstname.lastname@example.org.