The Resource The nature of fragile things : a novel, Susan Meissner

The nature of fragile things : a novel, Susan Meissner

Label
The nature of fragile things : a novel
Title
The nature of fragile things
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Meissner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear. From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1961-
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Meissner, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E435
LC item number
N38 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mail order brides
  • Female friendship
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Label
The nature of fragile things : a novel, Susan Meissner
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1231994692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780451492180
Lccn
2020022072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1231994692
Label
The nature of fragile things : a novel, Susan Meissner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1231994692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780451492180
Lccn
2020022072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1231994692

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