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The stars are fire / Anita Shreve.

Shreve, Anita, author. (Author).
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Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT SHR (Text) 33500012505426 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT SHR (Text) 33500012505434 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781524780258
  • ISBN: 1524780251
  • Physical Description: 336 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]

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Summary, etc.: A novel based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history follows the experiences of a pregnant woman who struggles to protect her two young children and watches her home burn while her husband joins the volunteer firefighters.
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. Awaiting news of their husbands' fate, facing an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists, Grace discovers joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
    After the wettest spring in memory, the summer of 1947 is dry and scorching in coastal Maine. Grace welcomes the long days that allow her to get out with her two young children, but at home, they only heighten the turbulence in her struggling marriage. Life changes overnight when wildfires sweep down the coast, destroying everything in their path. Through a terror-filled night, Grace manages to save herself and her children, but by morning, their home is gone and her husband is missing. With little education or job experience, Grace takes a risk by moving her family to a new town and taking work where she can find it. She thrives in her new surroundings, but rebuilding one's life does not mean that the past won't find you. Though the characters lack dimension, best-selling Shreve's (Stella Bain, 2013) portrayal of a community in a natural disaster is on point, and Grace's self-discovery in her time of need is genuine. Ultimately, this is a suspenseful and heartwarming story of not just overcoming but also growing in the face of great difficulty.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A robust print run, avid publicity, and an author tour will drum up interest in Shreve's latest page-turner. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ANITA SHREVE's novels have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into thirty-six languages. She lives with her husband in New Hampshire.

Subject: Great Fire (Maine : 1947)
Great Fire, Maine, 1947 > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Life change events.
Single mothers
Wildfires > Maine > History.
Forest fires > Maine > History.
Life change events > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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