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The nature of fragile things

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"Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad, and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear."--
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Earthquakes -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Mail order brides -- Fiction
Natural disasters -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Fiction
title_displayThe nature of fragile things
title_fullThe Nature of Fragile Things
The nature of fragile things / Susan Meissner
The nature of fragile things [large print] / Susan Meissner
title_shortThe nature of fragile things
topic_facetEarthquakes
Female friendship
Fiction
Friendship
Historical Fiction
Literature
Mail order brides
Natural disasters
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906