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

Book Review

(by- Linda )

This compelling tale is based on a true story of tragedy - a performance at a theater was interrupted by a fire that ultimately claimed hundreds of lives. But it is not just a sobering account of historical events. It also explores the society of the time, characterized by the bitter legacy of slavery, racial injustice, and the intense struggle of black people to achieve freedom.

The book explores the Fire from four distinctive viewpoints. It delves into the unique experiences of each person, their decisions during the Fire, and the far-reaching consequences. It's a thought-provoking read that will elicit an emotional response as it explores the struggles of black individuals, how society views women, and complex moral themes.

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