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The Stars Are Fire

Anita Shreve

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Description:

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. 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. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Elise Freeman

Length:

8h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:33