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From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about courage, hope, and learning to love against all odds.

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's a total pro at other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew -- even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can't think about that. Because love is girly, and it's not her thing. And don't forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping...and it means risking it all -- the only job she's ever loved, and the hero she's worked like hell to become.

Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt and healing tour-de-force about the strength of vulnerability, the nourishing magic of forgiveness, and the life-changing power of defining courage, at last, for yourself.



About the Author

Katherine Center

Katherine Center is the author of the upcoming novel, How to Walk Away. She writes bittersweet comic stories about how we fall down - and how we get back up. Her inspiring novels are always about how we struggle to find our way through life's hardships and learn to savor its joys at the same time.

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Emily Giffin describes Katherine's writing as "warm, witty, and wonderfully observed . . . reads like an intimate conversation with your best friend."

The Dallas Morning news says, "Reading a book by Katherine Center is like having a long lunch conversation with an old friend you haven't seen for a while - familiar, cozy and satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way."

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Brené Brown says: "Katherine Center writes about falling down, growing up, and finding love like nobody else."

Katherine's other novels include: The Bright Side of Disaster, Everyone Is Beautiful, Get Lucky, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners.

Her books and essays have appeared in InStyle, Redbook, People, USA Today, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and others, as well as several anthologies.

Instant Pictures recently optioned movie rights for The Lost Husband, which People calls "A sweet tale about creating the family you need."

Katherine's books have been featured at Target and Costco, BookPage named her a new writer to watch, the Houston Press named her a Top Ten writer in the city. Her novels have been published all around the world. She's won a number of awards for her work, including the Girls, Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Award, the Rose State President's Distinguished Author Award, and the Vassar College Fiction Prize.

Katherine is also a speaker on the power of stories.

She lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.



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