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As Bright as Heaven

Susan Meissner

In 1918, Pauline Bright and her husband, Thomas, move with their three daughters to Philadelphia. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. A somber but uplifting portrayal of a family reborn through loss and love by the author of A Bridge Across the Ocean (2017).