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The stars are fire : a novel

Shreve, Anita, author.,
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First edition.

"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"--

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  • 1 of 16 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

9 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library FIC SHREV (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300412764
Checked out
05/09/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Avon Free Library FIC SHR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300437157
Checked out
05/10/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library Fic Shr (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300322339
Checked out
05/12/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Dansville Public Library FIC SHR (Text)
Rental
52117300459194
Available
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Geneva Public Library SHREVE (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300854947
Checked out
05/02/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC SHR (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002027595
Checked out
05/09/2017
Livonia Public Library FIC SHR (Text)
Hagerty Hall
52140300503985
Checked out
05/12/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC SHR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300711074
Checked out
05/10/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library SHR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300347208
Checked out
05/10/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Perry Public Library FIC SHR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52142302200131
Checked out
05/10/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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