The house is on fire
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2023].
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9798885786157
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625 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2023].
Format
Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9798885786157

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"Richmond, Virginia 1811. It's the height of the winter social season, the General Assembly is in session, and many of Virginia's gentleman planters, along with their wives and children, have made the long and arduous journey to the capital in hopes of whiling away the darkest days of the year. At the city's only theater, the Charleston-based Placide & Green Company puts on two plays a night to meet the demand of a populace that's done looking for enlightenment at the front of a church. On the night after Christmas, the theater is packed with more than six hundred holiday revelers. In the third-floor boxes, sits newly-widowed Sally Henry Campbell, who is glad for any opportunity to relive the happy times she shared with her husband. One floor away, in the colored gallery, Cecily Patterson doesn't give a whit about the play but is grateful for a four-hour reprieve from a life that has recently gone from bad to worse. Backstage, young stagehand Jack Gibson hopes that, if he can impress the theater's managers, he'll be offered a permanent job with the company. And on the other side of town, blacksmith Gilbert Hunt dreams of one day being able to bring his wife to the theater, but he'll have to buy her freedom first. When the theater goes up in flames in the middle of the performance, Sally, Cecily, Jack, and Gilbert make a series of split-second decisions that will not only affect their own lives but those of countless others. And in the days following the fire, as news of the disaster spreads across the United States, the paths of these four people will become forever intertwined. Based on the true story of Richmond's theater fire, The House Is on Fire offers proof that sometimes, in the midst of great tragedy, we are offered our most precious--and fleeting--chances at redemption" --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Beanland, R. (2023). The house is on fire . Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Beanland, Rachel. 2023. The House Is On Fire. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Beanland, Rachel. The House Is On Fire Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

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Beanland, Rachel. The House Is On Fire Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

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