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By Anita Shreve

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From the New York occasions 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 validated via 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 by myself to guard her little toddlers while her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. with her ally, Rosie, and Rosie's childrens, Grace watches helplessly as their homes burn to the floor, the flames eventually forcing all of them into the sea as a final inn. the ladies spend the evening frantically retaining their teenagers, and within the morning locate their lives endlessly replaced: homeless, penniless, waiting for information in their husbands' destiny, and left to stand an doubtful destiny in a city that now not exists. in the middle of this devastating loss, Grace discovers excellent new freedoms--joys and triumphs she may perhaps by no means have anticipated her slender existence with Gene may possibly contain--and her spirit soars. after which the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is proven as by no means earlier than.

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