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Ashes of fiery weather, Kathleen Donohoe

Label
Ashes of fiery weather
Title
Ashes of fiery weather
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Donohoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A debut novel about the passionate loves and tragic losses of six generations of women in a family of firefighters, spanning from famine-era Ireland to Brooklyn a decade after 9/11 "There isn't anything in the world that hurts like a burn." No one knows the pain of a fire more than the women of the Keegan/O'Reilly clan. Kathleen Donohoe's stunning debut novel brings to life seven unsentimental, wry, and evocative portraits of women from a family of firefighters. When we meet Norah -- the first member of her family to move from Ireland to New York -- she is a mother of three, contemplating her husband's casket as his men give him a full fireman's funeral, and faced with a terrible choice. Norah's mother-in-law, Delia, is stoic and self-preserving. Her early losses have made her keep her children close and her secrets closer. Eileen, Delia's daughter, adopted from Ireland and tough-as-nails, yet desperate for a sense of belonging, is one of the first women firefighters in New York. It is through her eyes that we experience 9/11, blindsided by the events of that terrible day along with her. Poignant, wise, and immersive, Ashes of Fiery Weather is a tour de force in the tradition of Let the Great World Spin, one that explores the emotional wounds and ultimate resilience of those drawn to fire, as well as the many ways we search for each other, and the many ways we hope to be rescued."--
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Donohoe, Kathleen
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O5646
LC item number
A89 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Fire fighters
  • Irish American families
  • Fire fighters
  • Irish American families
  • Women
Label
Ashes of fiery weather, Kathleen Donohoe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985407891
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780544944794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985407891
Label
Ashes of fiery weather, Kathleen Donohoe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985407891
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780544944794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985407891

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