The Nature Of Fragile Things

The Nature of Fragile Things
Publisher Penguin
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780451492203
Rating 4.5/5 from 13 reviews
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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 handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin's 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.

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 Nature of Fragile Things
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2021-02-24

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

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 House of Fragile Things
  • Author : James McAuley
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23

A powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction In the dramatic years between 1870 and the end of World War II, a number of prominent French Jews—pillars of an embattled community—invested their fortunes in

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Balance of Fragile Things
  • Author : Olivia Chadha
  • Publisher : Ashland Creek Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01

"…absorbing…a delightful intrigue, with strong characters who develop and grow throughout the book as they face frightening turns." —Publishers Weekly"…eloquent prose and original, vivid details…" —The Los Angeles Review"A luminous and sophisticated novel, Balance of Fragile Things offers a compelling view into modern family life with all

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World of Fragile Things  A
  • Author : Mari Ruti
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-25

Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”

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Fragile Things
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13

“A prodigiously imaginative collection.” —New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.” —Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a

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Precious and Fragile Things
  • Author : Megan Hart
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26

When she is carjacked, Gilly Solomon, a stay-at-home mom who is tired of always putting herself last, is stranded in a remote, snowbound cabin with a man who, teetering on the edge of madness, refuses to let her leave. Reprint.

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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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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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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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Antifragile
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014

Shares insights into how adversity can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider such topics as the superiority of city states over nation states and the drawbacks of debt.

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A Valentine s Proposal
  • Author : Kim Findlay
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-01

Their engagement is pretend Cupid has other plans… Wedding planner Mariah Van Delton has a plan to save the charming small town of Carter’s Crossing—by turning it into a romance destination! All Mariah needs is a very public Valentine’s Day proposal. And her only option? A fake

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Fragile Monsters
  • Author : Catherine Menon
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

Read online Fragile Monsters written by Catherine Menon, published by Viking which was released on 2021-01-05. Download full Fragile Monsters Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Fragile
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03

A thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger about the hunt for a missing girl and one community’s intricate yet fragile bonds. “[A] nail-biting nuanced whodunit.”—People Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place

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