In this thoughtful, mesmerizing tale with echoes of Station Eleven, the author of An Uncommon Education
follows a group of survivors thrown together in the aftermath of two
major earthquakes that strike San Francisco within an hour of each
other—an achingly beautiful and lyrical novel about the power of nature,
the resilience of the human spirit, and the enduring strength of love.
Valentine’s Day, two major earthquakes strike San Francisco within the
same hour, devastating the city and its primary entry points, sparking
fires throughout, and leaving its residents without power, gas, or
Among the disparate survivors whose fates will become
intertwined are Max, a man who began the day with birthday celebrations
tinged with regret; Vashti, a young woman who has already buried three
of the people she loved most … but cannot forget Max, the one man
who got away; and Gene, a Stanford geologist who knows far too much
about the terrifying earthquakes that have damaged this beautiful city
and irrevocably changed the course of their lives.
As day turns to
night and fires burn across the city, Max and Vashti—trapped beneath
the rubble of the collapsed Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium—must confront
each other and face the truth about their past, while Gene embarks on a
frantic search through the realization of his worst nightmares to find
his way back to his ailing lover and their home. Download and start listening now!