The Resource The fire by night, Teresa Messineo

The fire by night, Teresa Messineo

Label
The fire by night
Title
The fire by night
Statement of responsibility
Teresa Messineo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In war-torn France, Jo McMahon, an Italian-Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops. There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo's heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. Nearing her breaking point, she fights to hold on to joyful memories of the past, to the times she shared with her best friend, Kay, whom she met in nursing school. Half a world away in the Pacific, Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, one of thousands of Allied men, women, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy. Far from the familiar safety of the small Pennsylvania coal town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. Surrounded by cruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can ... and live to see her beloved friend Jo once more. When the conflict at last comes to an end, Jo and Kay discover that to achieve their own peace, they must find their place--and the hope of love--in a world that's forever changed. With rich, superbly researched detail, Teresa Messineo's thrilling novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and the sustaining power of love and friendship, and illuminates the lives of the women who risked everything to save others during a horrifying time
Summary
In war-torn France, Jo McMahon, an Italian-Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops. There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo's heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. She fights to hold on to memories of the past, to the times she shared with her best friend, Kay, whom she met in nursing school. Half a world away in the Pacific, Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, one of thousands of Allied men, women, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy. Kay clings to memories in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. She also battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541336
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Messineo, Teresa,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E8743
LC item number
F57 2017eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Nurses
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Nurses
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The fire by night, Teresa Messineo
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multicolored
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ocn969743006
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062459121
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Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
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Publisher number
EB00668933
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CBBB9A09-689C-4141-B696-DB5AAEB45C4E
Label
The fire by night, Teresa Messineo
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn969743006
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062459121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00668933
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CBBB9A09-689C-4141-B696-DB5AAEB45C4E

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