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The Great Fire
The Great Fire
Author: Shirley Hazzard
More than twenty years after the classic "The Transit of Venus", Shirley Hazzard returns to fiction with a novel that in the words of Ann Patchett "is brilliant and dazzling..." — "The Great Fire" is an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of the great conflagration of the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780374703219
ISBN-10: 0374703213
Edition: Later Printing
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Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This book has won many awards, including the National Book Award, and Shirley Hazzard's prose can be wonderful. For me, it was a little bit of a struggle to read through the entire book. Much of the story centers on an unlikely love story in the East, immediately after WW II.
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