Luncheon with Celeste Ng for "Little Fires Everywhere"

Brentwood

Celeste Ng at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood

Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series resumes in Santa Monica with author Celeste Ng for her new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, on Friday, October 6th at 12:00pm.

The luncheon will be at the lovely restaurant, L'Ami , conveniently located across the street from the bookstore at 246 26th St., Santa Monica. The cost for the luncheon with Celeste Ng and a copy of the book is $75. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets.

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 grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, won the Hopwood Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the ALA's Alex Award. She is a 2016 NEA fellow, and she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Photo Credit- Kevin Day Photography

Event date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
L'Ami
246 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Little Fires Everywhere Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224292
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - September 12th, 2017