TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. The LeRoy Public Library has many choices – children’s books, historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction, non-fiction and current bestsellers- to name a few. The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club selected a current bestseller “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng to read and discuss in January. The book is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio – a suburb of Cleveland. Shaker Heights is a progressive community where everything is planned – from the layout of the town, the winding roads, the color of the houses to the successful lives lived by its residents. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. When Mia Warren, an artist and single mother, arrives in Shaker Heights with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons, life gets interesting. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four teenage Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia has a mysterious past and is not impressed with the status quo of 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, Elena goes to great lengths to uncover secrets of Mia’s past. “Little Fires Everywhere” explores relationships, motherhood and the weight of secrets. It will keep you reading until the very end. Stop by the LeRoy Library – open Mon. – Thurs 1-8 and Saturday 9-1 –to check out this book or one on the many others available. All you need is your library card. If you don’ have one check with Rhonda Barnes at the library – The card is free!!