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The House Is on Fire

by Rachel Beanland
A story about a devastating fire that ripped through a theater in Richmond, Virginia, in December of 181. The tragedy claimed the lives of over 70 individuals, while many more were injured. It delves into the lives of four individuals - a socialite, a stagehand, and two slaves - and examines how the devastating Fire affected them. It presents a fascinating account of their experiences during and after the Fire. The House Is On Fire by Rachael Beanland #historicalfiction, #womensfiction, #reading, #BooksToRead, #bookclub, #reading, #books,#TheHouseIsOnFire,#RachaelBeanland

About The Author


Rachel Beanland is the author of the novel Florence Adler Swims Forever. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and earned her MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives with her husband and three children in Richmond, Virginia. She has taught creative writing at the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University and is the 2023-2024 Writer in Residence at the University of Richmond.

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