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The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

Rachel lives in Richmond, Virginia with her family.

Last Updated on May 10, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

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The House Is On Fire is based on the true story of the December 1811 Richmond theater fire, and the novel follows four characters who survived the disastrous fire and how they and the community are forever changed.

Today on the couch, I’m pleased to welcome author, Rachel Beanland.  We talk about her sophomore novel; The House Is on Fire, and her debut novel; Florence Adler Swims Forever.  Rachel also gives us book and bookstore recommendations, reading tips, plus lots more.

The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland from Amazon or Bookshop.

The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

On the episode: The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW

RACHEL’S BOOK

BOOKS MENTIONED

  • The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster by Meredith Henne Baker (Amazon or Bookshop)

BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND

CHILDHOOD FAVORITES

ON THE TBR STACK

author Rachel Beanland

ABOUT RACHEL BEANLAND

Rachel Beanland is the author of The House Is On Fire. Her debut novel, Florence Adler Swims Forever, was selected as a book club pick by Barnes & Noble, a featured debut by Amazon, an Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association, and one of the best books of 2020 by USA Today. It was also named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and was recognized with the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction (Greenberg Prize).

Rachel’s writing has also appeared in Lit Hub, Business Insider, Creative Nonfiction, and Broad Street, among other places. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and earned her MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rachel lives in Richmond, Virginia with her family.

The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland from Amazon or Bookshop.

The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland from Amazon or Bookshop.

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