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The Fires of Spring
by James A. Michener

Published: 1987-05-12
Paperback : 496 pages
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"A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters."
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David Harper was an orphan, loney and impoverished. But his longing to embrace the world that abandoned him was stronger than the harsh realities. And even though he's a con man and petty ...
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"A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters."
THE ATLANTIC
David Harper was an orphan, loney and impoverished. But his longing to embrace the world that abandoned him was stronger than the harsh realities. And even though he's a con man and petty thief at a carnival, he still dreams. For it was there that David learned about love and about women--all of whom taught him the riches of himself.
Here is a rich segment of American life--a magic blend of longing and wisdom, saltiness, simplicity, and compassion.

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Does Michener develop female characters as well as male ones in the book.
What are the main philosophical themes Michener puts forward in the book and what characters present these themes?
Why is this book one of the least known of Michener's?
by ucondad (see profile) 09/27/13

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  "The Fires of Spring"by ucondad (see profile) 09/27/13

A semi-autobiographical novel by one of the best American authors ever. This is one of his best, yet one that is rather obscure regarding public awareness. It is an excellent story set in th... (read more)

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