Wildfire

Wildfire

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her parents died when she was twelve years old. Her pyromania leads her to take an unlikely job as a forest firefighter on an elite, Type 1 "Hotshot" crew of forest firefighters who travel the American West battling wildfires.

The only woman on the twenty-person crew, Julie struggles both to prove her worth and to find a place of belonging in the dangerous, insular, and very masculine world of fire. Julie's not only battling fires but also her deepest secrets she's been harboring since she became orphaned. As her season "on the line" progresses, so do her relationships with the strange and varied cast of characters that make up her hotshots team--Archie, Tan, Rock Star, Hawg, Lance, and Sam. And ultimately, Julie learns what it truly means to put your life on the line for someone else.

Wildfire is a tough, gritty, and fascinating story from an exciting new voice in American fiction.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
ISBN: 9781629144979
1629144975
Branch Call Number: LOW
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Wild fire

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Jul 13, 2016

After a devastating loss, the protagonist's variably rocky life was in a fair part self-inflicted. Normally, such characters annoy or at least bore me. However, Lowry handled it quite well. The ending was odd, bittersweet, not quite totally satisfying. Nevertheless, the setting - a traditionally male sphere - and the protagonist's journey into it were intriguing. Wildfire was a lovely read. Recommended.

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