American Fire: by Monica Hesse | Conversation Starters
In November 2012, a fire burned down an abandoned house in Accomack County, Virginia. This turned out to be just the start of a series of fires that threatened the community for five straight months. After 86 fires, lovers Charlie Smith and Tonya Harding were caught as arsonists. Award-winning Washington Post writer Monica Hesse tells the story of their combustible love and the community that depended on its human connections to survive the fires and the economic decline that their county faced. This mesmerizing and masterfully written national bestseller takes a look at the soul of rural America and its nationwide implications.
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EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
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bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
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