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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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  • 20 of 31 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

2 current holds with 31 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library FIC SHREV (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300412764
Available
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Avon Free Library FIC SHR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300437157
Available
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC SHR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300173842
Available
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Shreve (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300111016
Available
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Caledonia Library Association FIC SHR L (Text)
Lease
52135300283596
Checked out
11/27/2017
Clifton Springs Library Fic Shr (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300322339
Available
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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile FIC SHREVE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52136000222637
Checked out
12/06/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Dansville Public Library FIC SHR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300459194
Checked out
12/08/2017
Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs Fic Shr (Text)
Adult Fiction
52138300219446
Available
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Geneva Public Library SHREVE (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300854947
Checked out
11/27/2017
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