House on Fire


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$13.99  $13.01
Debra Pappler
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5.25 X 8.0 X 0.59 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

D. Liebhart is a nurse and writer. She writes (and sometimes lives) stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, where they learn that life is rarely predictable and answers to the most complex questions are almost never black and white.House on Fire, her debut novel, was long-listed for the 2022 Petrichor Prize. Her essay Thalassophobia (a true account of a very out-of-the-ordinary honeymoon) won the 2021 Linda Julian Creative Nonfiction Prize from Emrys Journal and is available on her website.


"We often think we know what we'd do in difficult situations-and we're often wrong. D. Liebhart's vivid, beautifully written story explores what happens when a dutiful daughter is forced to deal with a hypothetical agreement that becomes all too real. I was riveted from the first page of this novel to its explosive conclusion."

-Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Good for You

"Are you a good daughter? Please read House on Fire before you answer that question! This novel explores a topic that touches all of us, but like all great storytellers, D. Liebhart does so while keeping us on the edge of our seats and making us question what's right and what's wrong in ways we never could imagine. This story is intense, honest, and funny--because sometimes life hits you so hard all you can do is laugh. What a page-turner!"

--Arielle Eckstut, author of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

"In HOUSE ON FIRE, D. Liebhart mines her experience as an ICU nurse to craft a gripping tale that delves into the devastating toll dementia takes on a family. Exploring the complexities of caring for aging parents while trying to shepherd a child with unique needs through adolescence, the author deftly lights a series of sparks that smolder throughout the story. Timely and relatable, the novel teems with gorgeous lines and keen observations. Readers will identify with Liebhart's main character, Bernadette Rogers, who somehow maintains her humor and keeps her cool while everything around her goes up in flames."

-Liz Alterman, author of The Perfect Neighborhood & Sad Sacked

"A beautiful story of family ties and the secrets we keep in the name of love. The perfect amount of tension and suspense woven into a narrative bursting with emotion. Grateful to have read an advanced copy! I loved the relationship between the adult children and their aging parents... made me really think of 'what ifs' and appreciate what I have. Great read, definitely recommend!"

-Jen Craven, Author of Best Years of your Life