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Between the Dark and Dawn

Jack Forge, author

In the spring of 1906, a titanic earthquake tore through California and shattered San Francisco. Buildings cracked, toppled, and sank into the earth, taking countless lives with them. When the shaking stopped, the survivors faced a new horror: a ferocious fire spawned by the temblor's destruction. The inferno raged for more than three days, incinerating most of the city, killing even more and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes.

Amid the chaos, Fireman Leo Brown and Nurse Marianne Durand fought the flames and cared for the victims. Despite the dangers and their personal losses, they strove to lessen the damage to their beloved city. A chance meeting brought these strangers together, and a precious secret bound them forever close.

In his novel, Jack Forge weaves a heartfelt story of courage and love. Even as the narrative sparkles with detail of the old city and true stories of its people, the fictional account of Leo and Marianne illustrates the hero within each of us and the strength we can show in times of great struggle.

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When

Available now.

Where

Order online at Silverlake Publishing.

Relevance

A fictionalized but historically accurate account of the tragic event.

Audience

General public.

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Contact

Stephanie Weidner

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