A Fierce Radiance (P.S.)

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Pub Date: 2011-03-29 Pages: 560 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers From the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light comes a compelling. richly detailed tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City during the tumultuous early days of World War II. Claire Shipley is a single mother haunted by the death of her young daughter and by her divorce years ago. She is also an ambitious photojournalist. and in the anxious days after Pearl Harbor. the talented Life magazine reporter finds herself on top of one of the nations most important stories. In the bustling labs of New York Citys renowned Rockefeller Institute. some of the countrys brightest doctors and researchers are racing to find a cure that will save the lives of thousands of wounded American soldiers and countless others -a miraculous new drug they call penicillin. Little does Claire suspe...

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Washington Post Best Novel of the Year

An NPR Best Mystery of the Year

-An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history.- -- Booklist (starred review)

-Enthralling. A Fierce Radiance shines with fascinating detail.... Belfer's powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read.- -- Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

Set during the uncertain early days of World War II, this suspenseful story from the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light follows the work of photojournalist Claire Shipley as she captures America's race to develop life-saving antibiotics--an assignment that will involve blackmail, espionage, and murder.

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"Enthralling. A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer's powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read."--Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

"A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer's powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read."--Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

"Belfer combines life-and-death scenarios, romance, murder, and wartime reality at home and abroad, while taking a stab at industrialists who profit by dubious means and salve their consciences through philanthropy. . . . An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history."--Booklist (starred review)

Belfer combines life-and-death scenarios, romance, murder, and wartime reality at home and abroad, while taking a stab at industrialists who profit by dubious means and salve their consciences through philanthropy. . . . An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history. --Booklist (starred review)"

Enthralling. A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer s powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read. --Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank"

A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer s powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read. --Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank"

-Belfer combines life-and-death scenarios, romance, murder, and wartime reality at home and abroad, while taking a stab at industrialists who profit by dubious means and salve their consciences through philanthropy. . . . An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history.---Booklist (starred review)

-Enthralling. A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer's powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read.---Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

-A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer's powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read.---Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

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