The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are Fire

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
ISBN: 9780804147699
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Oct 22, 2017

Over the years I'm sure I've read all of AS books, some I'm willing to read again, others not so much. This one was good, but I began to want to slap this woman into reality. yes, I understand the time period, the way society looked down on divorced or women choosing to be single & the disgusting manner society looked upon widows. Patience like this is beyond my ability. At the end I kept wondering if I'd missed something.

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