CANCELLED: Iron Book Group Discusses "The Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve In-Person
We apologize for the inconvenience, but tonight's book group will not be meeting. A virtual session is scheduled for Thursday, February 10 at 3:00 PM.
Join us for a discussion of Anita Shreve's historical fiction book: The Stars are Fire. Book copies are available across from the first-floor circulation desk for a month-long checkout. The book is also available through OverDrive as an ebook (click here to access) and audiobook (click here to access).
This session will meet in person. Registration required and new members are always welcome!
Book description: 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 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. 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.
- Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Show more dates
- 7:00PM - 8:00PM
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Room #114, Room #115
- Book Discussion