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Ashes of fiery weather : a novel, Kathleen Donohoe

Label
Ashes of fiery weather : a novel
Title
Ashes of fiery weather
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Donohoe
Creator
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
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Fire fighters
  • Irish American families
Label
Ashes of fiery weather : a novel, Kathleen Donohoe
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780544464056
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 220770
  • 821142
Label
Ashes of fiery weather : a novel, Kathleen Donohoe
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 p.
Isbn
9780544464056
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 220770
  • 821142

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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