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The book of fire : a novel / Christy Lefteri.

Summary:

"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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593497272
  • ISBN: 0593497279
  • Physical Description: 321 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2024]
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Husband and wife > Fiction.
Daughters > Fiction.
Women music teachers > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Fathers > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Painters > Fiction.
Wildfires > Fiction.
Forests and forestry > Fiction.
Guilt > Fiction.
Hope > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 20 of 24 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Neosho Newton County.

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  • 0 current holds with 24 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Neosho Newton - Neosho LEFTERI, CHRISTY (Text) 34162002203378 New Adult Fiction Available -


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