The year is 1947. Grace Holland lives in Maine with her husband, Gene, and their two toddlers. Stuck in a loveless marriage during a drought, Grace has accepted her fate as a lonely housewife devoted to her chores. But when a wildfire burns everything Grace knows to the ground, she will finally have the chance to take control of her own destiny. The Stars Are Fire, written by Anita Shreve, will be difficult to put down.