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As bright as heaven / Susan Meissner.

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Location Shelving Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Holdable? Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library FICTION FIC MEISSN 106363 Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 11/10/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780399585968
  • ISBN: 0399585966
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

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"From the darkest hours rises life in all its glory ... From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life. Their dreams are short-lived. Just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges that surround them, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. Under the Canopy of Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it"-- Provided by publisher.
1918. Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Pauline Bright and her husband hope to give their three daughters-- Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa-- a chance at a better life. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, and the Brights find themselves in a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. They take in a baby orphaned by the disease, and the child becomes their single source of hope.
Subject: Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) > Fiction.
FICTION > Historical.
FICTION > Contemporary Women.
FICTION > Literary.
Mothers and daughters.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa) > Social conditions > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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