Historical Fiction Discussion

09/12/22 @ 2:00pm –
09/12/22 @ 3:00pm


This event is taking place virtually.

Registration is required.
Registration starts: 07/11/2022 @ 3:00pm

Registration end: 09/12/2022 @ 2:00pm

The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

Based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history.

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. 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. With courage and stoicism, Grace overcomes devastating loss and, through the smoke, is able to glimpse the opportunity to rewrite her own story. – Penguin Random House



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