Anita Shreve will be at the Camden Public Library for a reading and discussion of her new book “The Stars are Fire” on May 2 at 7:00. Copies of the book will be available for sale courtesy of Owl & Turtle Bookshop, and there will be a chance to have Anita Shreve sign your book. The event will take place in the beautiful library Reading Room.
The fires started during the first week of October. After a summer-long drought, they broke out near Bar Harbor and soon were burning out of control, racing down the Maine coast. Eventually over two hundred fires raged, consuming a quarter of a million acres of forest and wiping out nine entire towns. The year 1947 became known as “the Year Maine Burned.”
Anita Shreve, the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot’s Wife (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), brings this devastating event to life in a riveting story of friendship, love, and survival: THE STARS ARE FIRE (Knopf, 4/18/17). Exquisitely suspenseful, this new novel introduces us to Grace Holland, an extraordinary young woman tested by catastrophe.