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How to Set a Fire and Why

(2016)
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A teenage girl. A shattering loss. An obsession with a secret arson club. This is the story of a girl who has nothing and will burn anything.

Lucia's father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she's living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. And now she's been kicked out of school - again. Making her way through the world with only a book, a zippo lighter, a pocketful of stolen licorice, a biting wit, and the striking intel-ligence that she tries to hide, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother and following the only rule that makes any sense to her: Don't do things you aren't proud of. But when she discovers that her new school has a secret Arson Club, she's willing to do anything to be a part of it, and her life is sud-denly lit up. As Lucia's fascination with the Arson Club grows, her story becomes one of misguided friendship and, ultimately, destruction.

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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN: 1-101-87057-5 / 978-1-101-87057-0 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Jesse Ball
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Title: How to Set a Fire and Why
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN: 1-925355-47-0 / 978-1-925355-47-5 (Australia edition)
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Title: How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel
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Title: How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel
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Title: How to Set a Fire and Why
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