The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are Fire

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2017
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In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. 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. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists.
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Audio,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780804147668
Branch Call Number: SCD FICTION Shreve
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Freeman, Suzanne Elise - Narrator


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Jun 15, 2017

Anita Shreve's latest novel details the lives of Gene and Grace Holland whose home and livelihood are destroyed in the Maine fires of 1947. As they struggle to deal with the cruel hand of fate, past decisions and revealed secrets alter their future forever. Shreve's spare, lyrical prose captures the essence of American home life immediately after World War II when household power is controlled by the male head. The author also details the obstacles a housewife must overcome to escape the prospect of a horrific future for her and her small children.


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