By Anita Shreve
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From the New York instances best-selling writer of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's publication membership selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel approximately a rare younger lady demonstrated through a catastrophic occasion and its devastating aftermath--based at the precise tale of the biggest fireplace in Maine's background
In October 1947, after a summer time lengthy drought, fires get away all alongside the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are quickly racing uncontrolled from city to village. 5 months pregnant, Grace Holland is left on my own to guard her little toddlers whilst her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. together with her ally, Rosie, and Rosie's kids, Grace watches helplessly as their homes burn to the floor, the flames eventually forcing all of them into the sea as a final lodge. the ladies spend the evening frantically maintaining their little ones, and within the morning locate their lives endlessly replaced: homeless, penniless, anticipating information in their husbands' destiny, and left to stand an doubtful destiny in a city that not exists. in the middle of this devastating loss, Grace discovers wonderful new freedoms--joys and triumphs she may perhaps by no means have anticipated her slender lifestyles with Gene may perhaps contain--and her spirit soars. after which the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is proven as by no means prior to.