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FIREBRANDS Paul Andrews

FIREBRANDS

Paul Andrews

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176 pages
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Shannon McCleary’s one and only dream is to live in Chicago. Now she finally has her chance, tutoring the young brother of the wealthy and striking Nathanial Collins. The boy is a handful, as is his disapproving family. To be both immigrant and IrishMoreShannon McCleary’s one and only dream is to live in Chicago. Now she finally has her chance, tutoring the young brother of the wealthy and striking Nathanial Collins. The boy is a handful, as is his disapproving family. To be both immigrant and Irish in 1871 is two strikes too many. Nathanial however, sees beyond it.But a terrible fate will intercede in a burgeoning romance with her new employer. For it would be a hot time in the old town tonight. The Great Chicago Fire will begin innocently enough, in the O’Leary barn on the West Side. Then the prairie winds will blow, Chicago will burn, and only the Firebrands survive.Firebrands takes place the weekend of the Great Chicago Fire. The novella follows a young Irish schoolteacher newly arrived in Chicago and the young boy she must tutor. Through their eyes we witness the terrible tragedy unfold, from the simple barn fire on DeKoven Street to the unstoppable monster that jumps the rivers and consumes the city.