One of the first women in the San Francisco Fire Department writes about what it's like to be a firefighter--the daily routine in the firehouse; the danger and thrills of risking her life fighting this elemental force--and tells readers what life is like for a woman in what has traditionally been a man's world.
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"A compelling behind-the-scenes story...immediate and real." --San Francisco Chronicle
"A rare glimpse through female eyes into the testosterone-laden world of the firehouse...Fighting Fire offers perhaps the most compelling explanation yet as to why some people actually enjoy the window-shattering, blood-boiling, bone-melting heat of a roaring blaze." --Entertainment WeeklyFrom AudioFile:
Caroline Paul's account of becoming one of San Francisco's first women firefighters contains the emotional, physical and mental challenges faced in such a situation. Capturing the intensity of each aspect of Paul's transition from new recruit to veteran squad member, Parker ably dramatizes her personal changes, as well as the changes in the firefighters who must work with her. Parker recreates the mounting excitement and terrible sadness of the fire scenes with superb clarity and realistic emotion. The strain of intense feelings, the need to help others, and the basic instinct for survival become so true to life with Parker's reading that this becomes a story never to be forgotten. P.A.J. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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