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  • 8 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System.

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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. As bright as 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library FIC MEI (Text) 37813000157746 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 02/26/2018 Available -
Baker Haines Branch MEISSNER (Susan) (Text) 37814003237550 FICTION - NEW Book None 01/09/2019 Checked out 08/25/2021
Grant County Library AF MEISSNER (Text) 37845000560990 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 12/14/2020 Available -
Hermiston Public Library FIC MEIS (Text) 37838000693663 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/23/2018 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC MEISSNER (Text) 33892100507889 Adult Fiction Book None 02/20/2018 Available -
Ontario Community Library MEISSNER , Susan (Text) 33330004394013 Adult Fiction Book None 05/14/2018 In transit -
Pendleton Public Library F MEISS (Text) 37801000598332 Adult Fiction Book None 02/22/2018 Available -
Pilot Rock Public Library F MEISS (Text) 37868000131703 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/14/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library MEISS (Text) 33892006294285 FICTION Book None 02/16/2018 Available -
Ukiah Public/School Library F MEI (Text) 39788000126651 Adult Fiction Book None 01/31/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399585968
  • ISBN: 0399585966
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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. As bright as 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.
Subject: Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
FICTION > Historical.
FICTION > Contemporary Women.
FICTION > Literary.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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