CANCLED: Anita Shreve, The Stars are Fire

CANCLED: Anita Shreve, The Stars are Fire, May 9, 7:00pm at The Odyssey

Event: Anita Shreve, The Stars are Fire
Where: The Odyssey

A note from Anita:

This is a hard post to write. I have so been looking forward to going on book tour for my new novel, THE STARS ARE FIRE, and had hoped to meet many of you on my travels. But now I have a medical emergency that will make it impossible to do. I will be undergoing chemotherapy this spring, and while I will see many of you on subsequent tours, I'm afraid it won't be this time. I am heartbroken that I can't do it, but it would thrill me to hear from you as I recover. Please write and post and let me know what you think of THE STARS ARE FIRE, a novel that is dear to my heart, and which I had so looked forward to talking to you about in person. I hope reading it will bring you as much pleasure as writing it brought me.
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.
Anita Shreve’s novels have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into thirty-six languages. She lives with her husband in New Hampshire.


Event date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
The Stars Are Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385350907
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 18th, 2017