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Author Messineo, Teresa, author.

Title The fire by night / Teresa Messineo.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    MESSINEO,TER    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Fiction    FIC MESSINEO,T    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC MESSINEO,T    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC MESSINEO,T    In Transit
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC MESSINEO,T    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC MESSINEO,T    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction    FIC MESSINEO,T    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 306 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary In war-torn France, Jo McMahon, an Italian-Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops. There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo's heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. Nearing her breaking point, she fights to hold on to joyful memories of the past, to the times she shared with her best friend, Kay, whom she met in nursing school. Half a world away in the Pacific, Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, one of thousands of Allied men, women, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy. Far from the familiar safety of the small Pennsylvania coal town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. Surrounded by cruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can . . . and live to see her beloved friend Jo once more. When the conflict at last comes to an end, Jo and Kay discover that to achieve their own peace, they must find their place--and the hope of love--in a world that's forever changed.
Subject Nurses -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 0062459104
9780062459107

 
    
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