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Also by Susan Meissner:

The Last Year of the War, March 2019
Hardcover
As Bright as Heaven, February 2019
Trade Size (reprint)
As Bright as Heaven, February 2018
Hardcover
A Bridge Across the Ocean, March 2017
Trade Size
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard, January 2016
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The Amish Clockmaker, February 2015
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A Fall of Marigolds, February 2014
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The Shape Of Mercy, September 2008
Trade Size

As Bright as Heaven
Susan Meissner

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.

Berkley
February 2018
On Sale: February 6, 2018
400 pages
ISBN: 0399585966
EAN: 9780399585968
Kindle: B072HS2J83
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Historical

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.

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