SOCIAL: Book Club

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 1633 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403


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SOCIAL: Book Club
Thursday November 29th 2018
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm

Location: 1633 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

Lets meet at The Guild and gather round the fireplaces and coffee tables to discuss our Book Club choice, Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. We can order appetizers and drinks at each's own discretion and enjoy each others company.  I'll email a final reservation count on November 22nd.  See you then! 

~Rhawnie, Social Chair

Little Fires Everywhere

A riveting story 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.

Junior League of Champlain Valley - PO Box 4418 Burlington VT 05406 - Email JLCV - 3060 Williston Road Suite 4 S. Burlington VT 05403
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