As Bright As Heaven

As Bright as Heaven
Publisher Penguin
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780399585982
Rating 4/5 from 35 reviews
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From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, telling 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. But 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, 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.

As Bright as Heaven
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06

From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, telling 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

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As Bright As Heaven
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22

From the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War 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.

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As Bright as Heaven
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018

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

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A Bridge Across the Ocean
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in this emotional novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a

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The Last Year of the War
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from

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Secrets of a Charmed Life
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03

The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision

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A Fall of Marigolds
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04

A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War. September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved

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Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 2016

A new novel of Hollywood's Golden Age, told with the dual narrative of the present day. When a hat worn by Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister's vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a

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The Nature of Fragile Things
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02

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

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The Shape of Mercy
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : WaterBrook Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10

Lauren breaks from family tradition and accepts a job from Abigail Boyles to transcribe a diary written by Marcy Boyles, allegedly killed during the Salem witch trials, but finds herself affected by the diary more than she expected.

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In All Deep Places
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Harvest House Pub
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01

Back home again after his father'sstroke Luke treis to unravel the mystery of Norah, his childhood friend plagued by misfortune.

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In the Shadow of Blackbirds
  • Author : Cat Winters
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as

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October Mourning
  • Author : James Rada Jr.
  • Publisher : Legacy Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-30

In the midst of WWI, Spanish Flu killed more than 60 million. Dr. Alan Keener tries to prevent its spread, but he is met with resistance from old-school doctors. Kolas is a street preacher who wants to spread the flu as the wrath of God. When Alan's family catches the flu,

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The Summer I Met Jack
  • Author : Michelle Gable
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29

"[The Summer I Met Jack] offers an alternate Kennedy family history that will leave readers wondering whether America knew the real JFK at all." --Kirkus Reviews New York Times bestselling author imagines the affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning Clark - and the child they may have had.

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The Martian Chronicles
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

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