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The Resource The stars are fire, Anita Shreve

The stars are fire, Anita Shreve

Label
The stars are fire
Title
The stars are fire
Statement of responsibility
Anita Shreve
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
October 1947. After a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast and are soon racing out of control. 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
Summary
In a book based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history, a young woman is tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557187
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Shreve, Anita
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H7385
LC item number
S68 2017b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Great Fire (Maine : 1947)
  • Great Fire, Maine, 1947
  • Life change events
  • Pregnant women
  • Marital conflict
  • Wildfires
  • Forest fires
  • Forest fires
  • Life change events
  • Marital conflict
  • Pregnant women
  • Wildfires
  • Maine
  • Forest fires
Target audience
adult
Label
The stars are fire, Anita Shreve
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960286020
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
336 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524780258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)960286020
Label
The stars are fire, Anita Shreve
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960286020
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
336 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524780258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)960286020

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