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The Nature of Fragile Things
The Nature of Fragile Things
Author: Susan Meissner
April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. — Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451492180
ISBN-10: 0451492188
Publication Date: 2/2/2021
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A young woman immigrant from Ireland answers an advertisement for a wife/mother to his young daughter in order to escape the tenements of NYC. She travels to San Francisco - 1906. Sophie settles into a safe routine with her new husband and falls in love with his five year old daughter and hopes for feelings to grow between her and her husband. When a very pregnant young woman arrives on her doorstep the world changes. And the following morning, the world changed for all of San Francisco with the epic earthquake and subsequent fires. Hidden secrets from the past and the present send life reeling for so many people. Very good read.


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