On Sale: January 22, 2019
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Hardcover (February 2018)
Women's Fiction Historical
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
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
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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