In 1918, as the Great War — World War Oner — was in the early years, the Spanish flu arrived in North America killing 50 million people worldwide and the deadliest pandemic in the world “seconded to the Black Death”.
“As Bright As Heaven” by Susan Messier takes place in Philadelphia where 12,191 men, women and children of all ages were victims of the Spanish flu. The author writes a “compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making that will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.”
The selection will be discussed at Fairhaven’s Millicent Library, 45 Center Street on Thursday, February 20, 10 a.m., in the library’s meeting room accessible through the Walnut Street entrance.
The discussion is free and open to the public. The book is available at the library or visit www.millicentlibrary.org. Call Norma Markey at 508-993-37445
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