Into the Firestorm
A Novel of San Francisco, 1906
From Library Staff
Days after arriving in San Francisco from Texas, eleven-year-old orphan Nicholas Dray tries to help his new neighbors survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the subsequent fires. The year is 1906, and ten-year-old Nick Bray, just orphaned, steals away from the migrant cotton camp to San Fr... Read More »
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A poor boy leaves his plantation after his grandma dies. He goes to San Francisco, a place he is very eager to see. He gets in trouble with a police officer, and to get away from him, he dashes into a small store, there he meets his first friend. He stays for only a little bit because he needs to find a job. He goes out into the street and comes upon an ink well store. He waits for the owner to come, and while doing so, he meets a girl, Annie. He is hired by the man to make sure nothing goes wrong at his store while he is gone and to keep his dog, Shake, company. That night was the earthquake of '06. The boy must get the Shake, Annie, and her mother to safety, out of the way of the fire that engulfs the city.
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