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
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"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557187
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shreve, Anita
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H7385
LC item number
S68 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Great Fire (Maine : 1947)
  • Great Fire, Maine, 1947
  • Life change events
  • Single mothers
  • Life change events
  • Single mothers
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
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
Control code
ocn959535317
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780385350907
Lccn
2016032868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959535317
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
Control code
ocn959535317
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780385350907
Lccn
2016032868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959535317

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