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By Susan Meissner

From the acclaimed writer of secrets and techniques of a Charmed Life and A Bridge around the Ocean comes a brand new novel set in Philadelphia throughout the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the tale of a kin reborn via loss and love.

In 1918, Philadelphia was once a urban teeming with promise. whilst its younger males went off to struggle within the nice warfare, there have been possibilities for a clean commence on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling city, got here Pauline brilliant and her husband, choked with desire that they can now supply their 3 daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a probability at a greater life.

But simply months once they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the seashores of the US. because the pandemic claims greater than twelve thousand sufferers of their followed urban, they locate their lives left with an international that appears not anything just like the one they knew. yet while they lose household, they take up a child orphaned via the affliction who turns into their unmarried resource of desire. Amidst the tragedy and demanding situations, they study what they can not stay without--and what they're keen to do approximately it.

As brilliant as Heaven is the compelling tale of a mom and her daughters who locate themselves in a harsh global no longer in their making, so that it will both weigh down their get to the bottom of to outlive or purify it.

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