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 through the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the tale of a relatives reborn via loss and love.

In 1918, Philadelphia used to be a urban teeming with promise. at the same time its younger males went off to struggle within the nice conflict, there have been possibilities for a clean commence on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling city, got here Pauline vibrant and her husband, packed with desire that they can now supply their 3 daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a likelihood at a greater life.

But simply months once they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shorelines of the US. because the pandemic claims greater than twelve thousand sufferers of their followed urban, they locate their lives left with a global that appears not anything just like the one they knew. yet at the same time they lose household, they absorb a child orphaned by way of the disorder who turns into their unmarried resource of wish. Amidst the tragedy and demanding situations, they study what they can not reside without--and what they're prepared to do approximately it.

As vivid as Heaven is the compelling tale of a mom and her daughters who locate themselves in a harsh international now not in their making, so one can both overwhelm their unravel to outlive or purify it.

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