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"A 38-year-old American interior designer based in London and her independent-minded 74-year-old architect mother; a British investment banker in New York to see his ex-wife and young children; a resident ER doctor who experienced Hurricane Sandy when she was a medical student; two young men, 21-year-old NYU students; their friends; and others are thrust together when a major hurricane descends upon New York City and wreaks unimaginable chaos and...
"Malia is enjoying a summer day in her backyard when she glances at the sky -- and it looks very strange. A forest fire is sweeping into the area where she lives, and Malia soon learns that she and her family will have to evacuate their home. As they quickly get ready to leave, Malia's mother tells her to pack only what's important. At first, Malia struggles to decide what to take with her. She wants everything - and the "to bring" pile in her room...
Based on true events, this compelling survival story by award-winning novelist Jane Kirkpatrick is full of grit and endurance. Beset by storms, bad timing, and desperate decisions, 8 women, 17 children, and one man must outlast winter in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1844.
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