“The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve

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This book is historical fiction.  The historical aspect concerns the devastating fires that ravaged a large portion of the coast of Maine in 1947.  Superimposed on this story is the fictionalized tale of a young mother who saves her two children and herself by burying them in wet sand while the fire rages above them.  Although this part of the story is fictionalized, I am sure there were similar real-life stories of courage and super-human feats that took place during this tragic era of history.

Stars: 5 out of 5

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