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The B&N Podcast

Sep 13, 2017

In the summer of 2014, Celeste Ng's debut novel Everything I Never Told You became a nationwide bestseller and was tagged on multiple best-of-the-year lists as the story of a teenage girl gone missing from her 1970s middle-class household became a container for a novel of big ideas about prejudice and privilege.

Now class, race, and motherhood take center stage in her new novel, Little Fires Everywhere.  The author sat down with Miwa Messer to talk about how she turned a tale of scandal in an affluent Midwestern suburb into a map of 21st-century American discontents.