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 awakens 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.
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Espanol on Dreamscape Audio|
|Edition description:||Spanish-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)|
About the Author
Anita Shreve (1946-2018) was a high school teacher and a freelance magazine journalist before she began writing fiction full time. She was the author of over fifteen novels, including The Stars Are Fire as well as the international bestseller The Pilot’s Wife and the Orange Prize finalist The Weight of the Water. She taught writing at Amherst College and lived in Massachusetts.
Susana Garcia is an in-demand narrator with a background in film and stage acting.
Hometown:New Hampshire; Massachusetts
Date of Birth:1946
Education:B.A., Tufts University