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November Book Club Meeting
Our November book is "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. 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. The Howard County Library has: 55 copies of the book, 388 pages. 17 copies in large print. 67 copies as an ebook. 8 copies as a book on CD. 29 copies audiobook on Overdrive.

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10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy · Columbia, MD

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This group is for people who love reading and discussing books. Our upcoming books are:

April 19: "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

May 17: "Where’d You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple

June 21: "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a daring escape and the making of Winston Churchill" by Candice Millard

We come together monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm with other book lovers to discuss a pre-selected book but we include time for an open format when you can discuss any book you are currently reading and would like to tell the group about it. Any book is fair game, we just want to know what you like about it and why. Books that we have read are: http://www.meetup.com/columbia-meetup-book-... (http://www.meetup.com/columbia-meetup-book-club/pages/Books_We%27ve_Read/)

We meet in the Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe which is a restaurant on the second floor inside the Nordstrom department store. We meet in the back of the restaurant. Feel free to grab something to eat or drink from the Cafe.

If you are a writer/agent just looking to promote a book, please do not join.

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