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As bright as heaven

Author: Susan Meissner
Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meissner, Susan, 1961-
As Bright As Heaven.
New York : Berkley, 2018
(DLC) 2017027171
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Meissner
ISBN: 9780399585968 0399585966
OCLC Number: 986974127
Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Susan Meissner.

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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"--
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