The Firelight Girls

The Firelight Girls

Book - 2014
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A story of three generations of women and men whose lives are pieced back together when they return to the place that made them who they are, a summer camp on Lake Wenatchee in Washington State. Seventy- year-old Ethel is directionless after losing Haddie, the love of her life, to a heart attack. Once a vibrant, capable camp counselor, Shannon has just had her heart shattered by the loss of her job. Ruby, estranged from Ethel for fifty years, has been living with a secret for almost as long. Finally, there is Amber, a homeless teen who has been hiding out in one of the cabins, hoping that no one at school will catch on to her plight.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014
ISBN: 9781250059925
1250059925
9781250019776
125001977X
Characteristics: 344 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Fire-light girls

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hoffmanwp
Jun 24, 2015

I look forward to reading this book. The Camp Fire camp I grew up with and managed for the last 30 years is being sold. Since programming has become dormant, our national office revoked our charter. I'm hoping to find some ideas.

LaughingOne Jan 01, 2015

Camp Firelight is a permanent summer camp for girls ages 5 through high school, with older girls coming back as counselors and a couple, like Ethel, even becoming the director of camp. Located on Lake Wenatchee in Washington state, Camp Firelight was the home of the heart and spirit of some of the girls. Unfortunately, the well that supplied safe water to the camp ran dry, twice in two years. There was not enough money to drill a new well and the governing board of the camp decided it was time to stop, and to sell the camp. Ethel, who had been retired from being the camp director for around 10 years, and who lived on Lake Wenatchee only a couple of miles from the camp, sent a missive to camp alumnae, informing them of this decision and inviting them to come help clean up the camp for sale and to say goodbye. This novel is about the week or so that Ethel and some of the women are at camp. A teenager (Amber) also becomes part of the story even though she never attended this camp. This is a story about love, fortitude, courage, friendship, and making clear choices.

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caj1222204441801
Dec 08, 2014

what an amazing book! it talks of the world changing for women and girls starting in the 50s and how they save their camp. fun, enjoyable and times a heartbreaker. enjoy!!!!!

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