Shaker Heights, Ohio is turned on its head when the nomadic Mia Warren and her daughter, Pearl arrive. They rent an apartment from the wealthy and well connected Richardson family. The mother daughter pair each wiggle their way into the Richardson’s daily life in different ways.
I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland not too far from Shaker Heights. I loved the references to places the characters hung out. But when a novel is full of mean, vindictive and generally unlikeable people, it loses its luster pretty quickly. For me at least, Little Fires Everywhere couldn’t live up to the hype.