THE STARS ARE FIRE

THE STARS ARE FIRE

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER From 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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  • EAN

    9780525563105

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    303 Pages

  • Longueur

    17 cm

  • Largeur

    11 cm

  • Poids

    153 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

Anita Shreve

Américaine, Anita Shreve anime des ateliers d'écriture à la très prestigieuse université du Amherst dans le Massachusetts. Ses romans, qui sont tous des best-sellers aux États-Unis, ont été pour la plupart traduits en français. Mariée et mère de deux enfants, elle partage son temps entre le Massachusetts et le New Hampshire. Retrouvez l'auteur sur www.anitashreve.com

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