The Stars Are Fire

A novel

    • 4.2 • 454 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife: an exquisitely suspenseful novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event—based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history.

“Long before Liane Moriarty was spinning her 'Big Little Lies,' Shreve was spicing up domestic doings in beachfront settings with terrible husbands and third-act twists. She still is, as effectively as ever.”  —New York Times Book Review

In October 1947, Grace Holland is experiencing two simultaneous droughts. An unseasonably hot, dry summer has turned the state of Maine into a tinderbox, and Grace and her husband, Gene, have fallen out of love and barely speak. Five months pregnant and caring for two toddlers, Grace has resigned herself to a life of loneliness and domestic chores. One night she awakes to find that wildfires are racing down the coast, closer and closer to her house.  Forced to pull her children into the ocean to escape the flames, Grace watches helplessly as everything she knows burns to the ground.  By morning, her life is forever changed: she is homeless, penniless, awaiting news of her husband's fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. With courage and stoicism, Grace overcomes devastating loss and, through the smoke, is able to glimpse the opportunity to rewrite her own story.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2017
April 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.6
MB

Customer Reviews

RozinFlotida ,

The Stars are Fire

This book started out slowly but was absolutely wonderful. I cried, I hurt with her….but it was powerful and wonderful.

YayalovesGod ,

Great read

Interesting characters and story line

The Pilot's Daughter ,

Story of courage and love

I was immersed by the end of the first page. Ms Shreve’s characters are vibrant, her heroine nothing short of selfless and of great courage. A harrowing story line, I felt Grace’s fear, I admired this person so true to life, so determined to provide for and protect her children. I cheered her life changing decision, the end left me wanting to know more about her life.

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