Ashes of Fiery Weather: A Novel

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This “stunning and intimate portrayal of four generations of New York City firefighters somehow manages to be part Alice McDermott, part Denis Leary” (Irish America).
 
One of Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read New York City Novels
 
Firefighters walk boldly into battle against the most capricious of elements. Their daughters, mothers, sisters, and wives walk through the world with another kind of strength and another kind of sorrow, and no one knows that better than the women of the Keegan-O’Reilly clan. Ashes of Fiery Weather takes us from famine-era Ireland to New York City a decade after 9/11, illuminating the passionate loves and tragic losses of generations of women in a firefighting family—with “characters that come so vividly to life one forgets one is reading a novel . . . Anyone Irish will face an uncanny recognition in these pages; everyone else will be enthralled meeting such captivating figures” (Matthew Thomas, New York Times–bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves).
 
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About the author

Kathleen Donohoe was raised in Brooklyn in a family of Irish immigrant firefighters. She has published short stories in several literary magazines and currently serves on the Board of Irish American Writers & Artists. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Ashes of Fiery Weather is her first novel.
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Publisher
HMH
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Published on
Aug 30, 2016
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780544526693
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Sagas
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This content is DRM protected.
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