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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
  • A novel based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history follows the experiences of a pregnant woman who struggles to protect her two young children and watches her home burn while her husband joins the volunteer firefighters
  • October 1947. After a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast and are soon racing out of control. 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. Awaiting news of their husbands' fate, facing an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists, Grace discovers joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain
Summary
In a book based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history, a young woman is tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath
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Tone
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Character
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Cataloging source
NRAND
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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
  • Wildfires
  • Forest fires
Target audience
adult
Label
The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059861070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
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
(OCoLC)984360800
Label
The stars are fire : a novel, Anita Shreve
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059861070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
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
(OCoLC)984360800

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