A Fierce Radiance: A Novel

Paperback | March 29, 2011

byLauren Belfer

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A Washington Post Best Novel of the Year

An NPR Best Mystery of the Year

 

“An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Enthralling. A Fierce Radiance shines with fascinating detail.... Belfer’s powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read.” — Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

Set during the uncertain early days of World War II, this suspenseful story from the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light follows the work of photojournalist Claire Shipley as she captures America’s race to develop life-saving antibiotics—an assignment that will involve blackmail, espionage, and murder.

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A Washington Post Best Novel of the YearAn NPR Best Mystery of the Year “An engrossing and ambitious novel that vividly portrays a critical time in American history.” — Booklist (starred review) “Enthralling. A Fierce Radiance shines with fascinating detail.... Belfer’s powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a mirac...

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A Washington Post Best Novel of the Year An NPR Mystery of the YearIn the anxious days after Pearl Harbor, Life photojournalist Claire Shipley finds herself covering one of the nation's most important stories. At New York City's renowned Rockefeller Institute, researchers are racing to save thousands of wounded American soldiers and co...

Lauren Belfer is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellerCity of Light. She lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061252522

ISBN - 13:9780061252525

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“A FIERCE RADIANCE shines with fascinating detail about a moment in American history we have mostly forgotten, when penicillin was new, miraculous, and in short supply. Belfer’s powerful portrayal of how people are changed in pursuit of a miracle makes this book an especially compelling read.”