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 relations 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 struggle, there have been possibilities for a clean begin on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling city, got here Pauline shiny 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 when they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the beaches 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 whilst they lose family, they soak up a child orphaned via the ailment 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 shiny as Heaven is the compelling tale of a mom and her daughters who locate themselves in a harsh global no longer in their making, with the intention to both overwhelm their get to the bottom of to outlive or purify it.

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