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
A first novel commemorating the unsung heroines of World War II traces the experiences of two military nurses who fight for survival and care for others in a makeshift medical unit and a POW camp, enduring dangerous existences while waiting for the war to end
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10541336
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Messineo, Teresa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Nurses
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The fire by night, Teresa Messineo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20846380
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780062459107
Lccn
bl2016052032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn948339184
Label
The fire by night, Teresa Messineo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20846380
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780062459107
Lccn
bl2016052032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn948339184

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