Women Reading
Wed, May 1st 7:30pm - 9pm
Hoffman Hall
Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024

All women are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 1 in Hoffman Hall at 7:30pm. Our May selection is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The daughter of two scientists who immigrated from Hong Kong, Ng moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio at the age of ten. In an interview she notes that writing about her hometown was "a little bit like writing about a relative. You see all of the great things about them, you love them dearly, and yet you also know all of their quirks and their foibles." Caroline Arnold will lead our discussion of this fascinating novel about Mia Warren, a talented art photographer and single mom whose decision to rent a flat in Shaker Heights has a profound effect on the Richardson family who own the property. Her portrait of this affluent, progressive (but rule bound) community forms the backdrop for an intriguing and suspenseful story of mothers and daughters whose secrets are gradually revealed.