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As bright as heaven / Susan Meissner.


"From the darkest hours rises life in all its glory ... From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life. Their dreams are short-lived. Just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges that surround them, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. Under the Canopy of Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780399585975
  • ISBN: 0399585974
  • Physical Description: 451 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Includes a readers group guide and and excerpt from The Last Year of the War
Subject: Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Pennsylvania > Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 31 of 34 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 0 current holds with 34 total copies.
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Scenic Regional-New Haven FIC MEI (Text) 3005758605 Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Sullivan FIC MEI (Text) 3005758591 Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Wright City FIC MEI (Text) 3006243756 Fiction Checked out 06/21/2024

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