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The Resource The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are Fire

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The Stars Are Fire
Title
The Stars Are Fire
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Anita Shreve
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
"In October, 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor and raced along the coast of Maine, ravaging two hundred thousand acres--the largest fire in Maine's history. In the southern part of the state, people were forced into the sea to escape the flames. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. As Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with absolutely nothing--she must find work, a home, a way to provide for her children. In the midst of 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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LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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10557187
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Shreve, Anita
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Romance
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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The Stars Are Fire
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:edf4e497-0085-4f30-b086-a3efb9077269
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385350914
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Stars Are Fire
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:edf4e497-0085-4f30-b086-a3efb9077269
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385350914
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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