Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her parents died when she was 12 years old. Her pyromania leads her to take an unlikely job as a forest firefighter on an elite, Type 1 "Hotshot" crew of forest firefighters who travel the American West battling wildfires. The only woman on the 20-person crew, Julie struggles both to prove her worth and find a place of belonging in the dangerous, insular, and very masculine world of fire. As her season "on the line" progresses so do her relationships with the strange and varied cast of characters that make up her hotshots team - and she learns what it means to put your life on the line for someone else. Wildfire is a tough, gritty, and fascinating story from an exciting new voice in American fiction. Fans of the movie Backdraft or Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild will enjoy this fast-paced debut.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"The Hotshots’ world is exotic and specialized and the entry Lowry offers is stunning and rare...Here is an original and special voice." - Anthony Swofford


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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wildfire: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Pauline Lowry
ISBN: 1-62914-497-5 / 978-1-62914-497-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wildfire: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Pauline Lowry
ISBN: 1-63220-195-X / 978-1-63220-195-9 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wildfire: A Novel
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