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   "The Great Fire is a brilliant, brave, and sublimely written novel that allows the literate reader 'the consolation of having touched infinity.'
   This wonderful book, which must be read at least twice simply to savor Hazzard's sentences and set pieces, is among the most transcendent works I've ever had the pleasure of reading."--Anita Shreve
   "Shirley Hazzard is, purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today
   Which makes me more than grateful to have this long-hoped-for new novel."