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The nature of fragile things

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"April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear. From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity"--

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Clifton Springs Library Fic Mei (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300391573
Checked out
03/01/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library MEISSNER (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118301096142
Checked out
03/11/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300402057
Checked out
03/20/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library FIC MEI (Text)
New Fiction
52124300405904
Checked out
03/20/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300912591
Checked out
03/19/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300803806
Reshelving
-
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Sodus Community Library FIC MEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300546789
Checked out
03/10/2021
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Victor Farmington Library MEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300950603
Checked out
03/11/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Meissner (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300986894
Available
-
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