The Resource The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve

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
"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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Shreve, Anita
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Great Fire, Maine, 1947
  • Life change events
  • Single mothers
  • Large type books
Label
The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
336 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524780258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn960286020
  • (OCoLC)960286020
Label
The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
336 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524780258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn960286020
  • (OCoLC)960286020

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