The book of fire : a novel
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New York : Ballantine Books, [2024].
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9780593497272, 0593497279
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Published
New York : Ballantine Books, [2024].
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Book
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321 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780593497272, 0593497279

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"In present-day Greece, deep in an ancient forest, lives a family: Irini, a musician, who teaches children to read and play music; her husband, Tasso, who paints pictures of the forest, his greatest muse; and Chara, their young daughter, whose name means joy. On the fateful day that will forever alter the trajectory of their lives, flames chase fleeing birds across the sky. The wildfire that will consume their home, and their lives as they know it, races toward them. In the smoldering aftermath, Irini stumbles upon the body of the man who started the fire, a land speculator who had intended only a small, controlled burn to clear forestland to build on and instead ignited a catastrophe. He is dead, although the cause is unclear, and in her anger at all he took from them, Irini makes a split-second decision that will haunt her. As the local police investigate the mysterious death, Tasso mourns his father, who has not been seen since before the fire. His hands were burnt in the flames, leaving him unable to paint, and he struggles to cope with the overwhelming loss of his artistic voice and his beloved forest. Only his young daughter, who wants to repair the damage that's been done, gives him hope for the future. Gorgeously written, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Book of Fire is a masterful work about the search for meaning in the wake of tragedy, as well as the universal ties that bind people to each other, and to the land that they call home"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lefteri, C. (2024). The book of fire: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lefteri, Christy, 1980-. 2024. The Book of Fire: A Novel. Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lefteri, Christy, 1980-. The Book of Fire: A Novel Ballantine Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lefteri, Christy. The Book of Fire: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Books, 2024.

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