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The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve

Label
The stars are fire : a novel
Title
The stars are fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anita Shreve
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Summary
Grace, a young woman with two small children, lives by the coast in Maine in 1947. Her marriage isn’t very happy, but she’s dutiful and devoted to her children. After escaping a devastating fire that wiped out her town and nearby forests, Grace has to become braver, stronger, and more resourceful than she’s ever had to be before. She manages it, and it’s lovely to watch happen, until something unexpected makes her life contract once more. This was deeply engaging and opened a real window on what it would have been like to be a woman in a small town in the 1940s. -- Diana Armstrong for LibraryReads
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Character
Award
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H7385
LC item number
S68 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
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
ocn959535317
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781524711207
Lccn
2016032868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959535317
  • (Sirsi) a1972083
Label
The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
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
ocn959535317
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781524711207
Lccn
2016032868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959535317
  • (Sirsi) a1972083

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