by Celeste Ng
Reviewed by Janet:
When things don’t go to plan in the planned community of Shaker Heights, Elena Richardson finds herself struggling to make sense of it all. The secrets she uncovers about her tenants Mia and Pearl threaten to disrupt her own family’s picture-perfect lives, even as she attempts to follow the rules to avoid disaster. Ng uses this novel to explore the nature of art, the need for identity, and the weight of secrets, all connected by the phenomenon that is motherhood.