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PBR Review: This is a story of survival. In the immediate sense, Grace saves herself and her children from a fire that courses through her small seacoast town in Maine. On another level, her husband Gene, goes missing after being called to More

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Talking Points: Grace is brave and strong, and uses all her resources to survive during and after the fire. Her marriage is terrible and since it is the mid 40s, attitudes on sex are far from the modern perspective of today. There are many other constraints placed on Grace because she is a woman and it is also a story of hope and finding oneself.
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