The Fires of Spring: A Novel

The Fires of Spring: A Novel

James A. Michener


An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered because the cherished grasp of the old epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy’s perilous trip into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, probably doomed to loneliness and poverty. As a youngster con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an leisure park, where the place he first learns approximately ladies and the mysteries of affection. quickly he discovers that his longing to include the area is more desirable than the tough realities that constrain him. that includes autobiographical touches from Michener’s personal existence tale, The Fires of Spring is greater than a unique: It’s a wealthy slice of yankee lifestyles, brimming with knowledge, longing, and compassion.
 
Praise for The Fires of Spring
 
“A warm-hearted, readable tale, filled with full of life incident and noteworthy characters.”The Atlantic
 
“Heartfelt . . . immensely readable . . . Michener is a born writer.”The manhattan Times
 
“Michener is a talented storyteller.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Brilliantly done.”Library Journal

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