The stars are fire: a novel

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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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FICTION -- Historical
FICTION -- Literary
FICTION -- Sagas
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary
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Great Fire (Maine : 1947)
Great Fire, Maine, 1947 -- Fiction
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title_displayThe stars are fire : a novel
title_fullThe Stars Are Fire A Novel
The stars are fire : a novel / Anita Shreve
The stars are fire [electronic resource] / Anita Shreve
title_shortThe stars are fire
title_suba novel
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Great Fire, Maine, 1947
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Sagas
Single mothers
Thriller