The Stars Are Fire: A novel (Random House Large Print)


The Stars Are Fire: A novel (Random House Large Print) Author Anita Shreve
ISBN-10 1524780251
ISBN-13 9781524780258
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Random House Large Print
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERFrom the New York Times best selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot s Wife an Oprah s Book Club selection an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine s history In October 1947 after a summer long drought fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village Five months pregnant Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteer firefighters Along with her best friend Rosie and Rosie s two young children Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort The women spend the night frantically protecting their children and in the morning find their lives forever changed homeless penniless awaiting news of their husbands fate and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists In the midst of this devastating loss Grace discovers glorious new freedoms joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain and her spirit soars And then the unthinkable happens and Grace s bravery is tested as never before

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