Tuesday, January 5th, 6:30 pm via Zoom
If you’d like to join us, please email, or call Mary Ann Proffitt so she can add you to the Zoom link. We’ll be reading “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. “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 & single mother—who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl & rents a house from the Richardson’s. Soon Mia & Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past & a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardson’s attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town & puts Mia & Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia & her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected & 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.” Hope you will join us for some exciting conversation and fellowship.
Saturday, January 23, 9 am to 2 pm via Zoom
We can visit with each other while we’re working on our favorite crafts & then have lunch together (you’ll have to provide your own lunch) all via Zoom! If you would like to join in this crafters corner, just let Mary Ann know so she can send you the zoom link! Hope to see you then!