The Stars Are Fire OverviewAnita Shreve’s The Stars are Fire follows the struggle of Grace, a courageous young woman whose loveless marriage and unfulfilling life as a stay-at-home mother are turned upside-down by disaster. Forced to flee the wildfires that ravaged 1947 coastal Maine, Grace finds herself homeless without a penny to her name. However, with the help of her community and a reserve of grit she never knew she possessed, Grace manages to provide for her family and finally take control of her own story. The Stars are Fire is a suspenseful thriller that tackles themes of independence, community, marriage, gender dynamics, and motherhood.
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Anita Shreve Biographies (1)
3,238 words, approx. 11 pages
Anita Shreve's background in journalism and experience in sociological studies have influenced her style of writing and the subject matter of her novels. Shreve's nonfiction work focuses on women's is...