A Fire Story

A Fire Story

Brian Fies / Aug 24, 2019

A Fire Story Early morning on Monday October wildfires burned through Northern California resulting in fatalities In addition homes and structures and were destroyed Author Brian Fies s

  • Title: A Fire Story
  • Author: Brian Fies
  • ISBN: 1419735853
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed Author Brian Fies s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had t Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed Author Brian Fies s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn t fit into the back of their car In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online it immediately went viral He is now expanding his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community A Fire Story is an honest account of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 160 pages Expected publication March 5th 2019 by Abrams ComicArts More Details ISBN 1419735853 ISBN13 9781419735851 Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book A Fire Story by Brian Fies Release date Mar 05, 2019 Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advanced reader copies of A Fire Story by Brian Fies Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burne Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advanced reader copies of A Fire Story by Brian Fies Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures and were destroyed Author Brian Fies s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn t fit into the back of their car In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online it immediately went viral He is now expanding his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community A Fire Story is an honest account of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 45 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 16, 2018 Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves graphic novels, natural disasters, fire, fire storms, diasters, memoir, santa rosa, california, northern california, netgalley I live in earthquake and fire country I have lived through three major earthquakes I have not, as yet, had to live through a fire storm.I thought, because i read Brian s original post, that he made during the firestorms of Santa Rosa, in 2017, that I would have read all he had to say I wanted to read this full book, to see if there was I started reading it, when I should have been working, and could not put it down.It is raw, it is in the moment, it is very moving.This is a view of esca I live in earthquake and fire country I have lived through three major earthquakes I have not, as yet, had to live through a fire storm.I thought, because i read Brian s original post, that he made during the firestorms of Santa Rosa, in 2017, that I would have read all he had to say I wanted to read this full book, to see if there was I started reading it, when I should have been working, and could not put it down.It is raw, it is in the moment, it is very moving.This is a view of escaping the fire by freeway.How the fire affected everyone.What they found in the debris.And how it felt.How does it feel to have lost everything Your home is gone All the things you have gathered through the years And not just you, but your neighborhood Your friends Your neighbors Well written Sad Funny Good book to document what this sort of disaster is like for those who survive.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 07, 2018 Billie rated it really liked it A heartbreaking, but also hopeful, memoir of losing all of your physical possessions and having to start over from literally nothing Based on a short webcomic Fies did in the days immediately following the loss of his home in the wildfires that devastated Northern California in 2017 and interspersed with the stories of other victims, A Fire Story is a snapshot of a time, a place, a community but it is also a universal story of human fear, frustration and fortitude in the face of disaster flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Diane Hernandez rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley Heartfelt memoir about losing your home in the worst wildfire in decades A Fire Story is sad but ultimately uplifting.Multiple fires merged into a Northern California firestorm of epic proportions The resulting burn area was the size of 15 Manhattans Entire neighborhoods burned to the ground overnight Warnings were mishandled so many survivors had virtually no time to take any belongings Others didn t escape in time.The author, a graphic memoirist, uses his craft to document, in real time, Heartfelt memoir about losing your home in the worst wildfire in decades A Fire Story is sad but ultimately uplifting.Multiple fires merged into a Northern California firestorm of epic proportions The resulting burn area was the size of 15 Manhattans Entire neighborhoods burned to the ground overnight Warnings were mishandled so many survivors had virtually no time to take any belongings Others didn t escape in time.The author, a graphic memoirist, uses his craft to document, in real time, the horrific experience of losing your home and all your stuff in a split second While he is grateful his family is safe, he states, Well meaning people say, It s just stuff But it s our stuff Stuff we created Stuff we treasured Stuff from our ancestors we wanted our descendants to have Stuff is a marker of time and memory It s roots Wow, A Fire Story is so real It throws the reader into a situation that, luckily, few will experience It will make you appreciate your own stuff For myself, I live in a fire prone area We ve been across the street, literally, from two major fires in two different homes and subject to voluntary evacuation orders I have a bug out bag of my family pictures and heirlooms ready to go Are you ready If you have been toying with prepping for disaster as a New Year s resolution, A Fire Story is an excellent shove in that direction But it is also an exceptional look at human resilience and resourcefulness I can t recommend it highly enough 5 stars Thanks to the publisher, Abrams ComicArts, and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Halle added it Shelves comics, read in 2018, arc, memoir, netgalley ARC provided by Abrams ComicArts via NetGalley in exchange for honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Eleanor Luhar rated it it was amazing This is similar to The Best We Could Do in that it is both a series of comics and a memoir It s the story of the Californian fire, and how it affected Brian Fies and his wife s lives.Fies begins by illustrating how the couple awoke on the night of the fire, and how they began to frantically yet methodically pack up their belongings He details the escape, the bewilderment they felt and the huge sense of loss Later, he really emphasises how much a person grieves for the loss of their home and b This is similar to The Best We Could Do in that it is both a series of comics and a memoir It s the story of the Californian fire, and how it affected Brian Fies and his wife s lives.Fies begins by illustrating how the couple awoke on the night of the fire, and how they began to frantically yet methodically pack up their belongings He details the escape, the bewilderment they felt and the huge sense of loss Later, he really emphasises how much a person grieves for the loss of their home and belongings It s not the value that s important, it s the memories.Throughout the book there are also several other people s experiences Some were also in their home at the time of the fire, while others were on holiday abroad, watching the events unfold through social media All of these accounts had one particular thing in common they all mention how they did not expect to be gone from their homes forever They thought they would be able to return soon, and did not plan on leaving everything behind for the final time.This was a fantastic book Fies included little comics illustrating a day in the life after the fire, where the little, seemingly insignificant things reminded them of their loss He also follows up with the process of reconstructing their house and outlines some of the difficulties they never expected to face.The art was lovely, with enough detail to clearly illustrate the events The dialogue was perfect and sounded completely authentic, and expressed the emotions well 5 stars flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing Shelves read in 2019 I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This was both heartbreaking and beautiful I really loved the art style Everything was told so simply.There was so much emotion with just small sentence and short descriptions We see wildfires and the destruction they bring on the news, but if you re not experiencing it, it seems too far away from reality to be something that you think of on an individual level This really displayed not only the raw truth of I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This was both heartbreaking and beautiful I really loved the art style Everything was told so simply.There was so much emotion with just small sentence and short descriptions We see wildfires and the destruction they bring on the news, but if you re not experiencing it, it seems too far away from reality to be something that you think of on an individual level This really displayed not only the raw truth of the authors personal experience with losing his home to a wildfire, but multiple stories interspersed within I really enjoyed my time with this graphic novel It was beautiful, emotional, and gave wonderful insight into what it s like to be affected by a disaster flag Like see review Nov 25, 2018 Maxine rated it it was amazing In October of 2017, wildfires swept through Northern California One of the victims of these fires was Brian Fies, a comic writer and illustrator He tells his story and that of others in the graphic novel, A Fire Story He talks about what he and his wife grabbed on the way out the door and the heartbreak of what was lost, about things family pictures and mementos that can never be replaced and the difficulties of starting over In doing so, he gives a portrait of what it is like for surv In October of 2017, wildfires swept through Northern California One of the victims of these fires was Brian Fies, a comic writer and illustrator He tells his story and that of others in the graphic novel, A Fire Story He talks about what he and his wife grabbed on the way out the door and the heartbreak of what was lost, about things family pictures and mementos that can never be replaced and the difficulties of starting over In doing so, he gives a portrait of what it is like for survivors of such events that is both heart wrenching and surprisingly hopeful Thanks to Edelweiss and Abrams Comic Art for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves review copy, comix, non fiction, disaster I received an advance copy at ALA Midwinter from the publisher.This was absolutely heartbreaking in under 160 pages It s the true story expanded from an original webcomic of the author s loss of his house to a wildfire in 2017 The illustrations are simple the original comic was done with supplies from Target , but the story told in the pictures as well as the additional stories Fies includes from others impacted by the fire paint a vivid picture of what happens when entire communities are v I received an advance copy at ALA Midwinter from the publisher.This was absolutely heartbreaking in under 160 pages It s the true story expanded from an original webcomic of the author s loss of his house to a wildfire in 2017 The illustrations are simple the original comic was done with supplies from Target , but the story told in the pictures as well as the additional stories Fies includes from others impacted by the fire paint a vivid picture of what happens when entire communities are vaporized off the face of the earth This is particularly timely after the most recent 2018 fires in California, a record of a changing climate and its unavoidable consequences flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Jaclyn Hillis rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley arc, read comix This is a heartbreaking tale of what many families lost in the wildfires of 2017 It s hard to imagine loss like this when you have never experienced it firsthand, but Brian Fies did excellent bringing forth many emotions with his writing and illustrations He even included actual photographs of the scenes which made his art even authentic.Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Tara rated it really liked it Shelves arc, graphic novel, historic, netgalley, read in 2019 Tragic and amazing at the same time flag Like see review Oct 18, 2018 Mary rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this book, which is a weird thing to say about a graphic memoir based on losing your house in a fire It was well written with nice artwork I appreciated the photographs, which helped to visualize the devastation flag Like see review Oct 23, 2018 J.D DeHart rated it it was amazing A Fire Story is an important book and an engaging example of a creator s vision, brought from the web to the page.Art and text interweave for a powerful story that captures the reader flag Like see review Morgan rated it really liked it Nov 07, 2018 Lisa rated it really liked it Dec 13, 2018 Crystal rated it liked it Dec 02, 2018 Dec 02, 2018 Anna rated it it was amazing Fire Story, written and illustrated by author Brian Fies is amazingly shocking considering what happened also this year in California Global Warming helped by people not too educated who leave in the woods pieces of glass in grade to become real bombs of fires, create a point California is burning and every tree burnt means less oxygen for the Planet and for the population without counting what happens to the population if in grade to run away as soon as possible in term of stress, in term o Fire Story, written and illustrated by author Brian Fies is amazingly shocking considering what happened also this year in California Global Warming helped by people not too educated who leave in the woods pieces of glass in grade to become real bombs of fires, create a point California is burning and every tree burnt means less oxygen for the Planet and for the population without counting what happens to the population if in grade to run away as soon as possible in term of stress, in term of a new re start, tragic, and never simple.At the moment, an entire town of 27.000 people, Paradise, paradoxically became a real hell destroyed weeks ago, like also localities chosen by the stars of Hollywood and rich people because beautiful locations where to living in.In this new book by ABRAMS that will come soon the first account of what it meant in the Napa Valley Fire of last year to leave, if not forever, for a long while, the house where Brian Fies lived in it will be necessary to re build completely the home where people spent many years of their existence but at the same time everyone know that it won t have the same taste, because the place radically changed after the fire and it will take decades for seeing the lost scenario left behind and eaten by the fire restored as it was previously.The story starts from an alarm and once the couple know that they must leave, what they want to keep and what they want to leave a brief selection of the most important items of the existence made in a few minutes knowing that maybe all the rest left behind will be destroyed forever Animals, some clothes, maybe the smart phone, some photo albums for not seeing destroyed all the existence also fixated in pictures some special items Behind an entire existence of objects speaking of special moments that burning will become sweet and lost memories.Sometimes there were precious items left alone in a drawer and not immediately remembered because old than 20 30 years sometimes objects speaking to the soul but that couldn t accompany people who left the house rushing and searching, first of all to save their existence.This account will introduce us, sometimes ironically, also the problematic of the immediately after reporting also an account of many other people who, that October 9 2017 lost everything Numbers are immense also in the big fire of the past year 6.200 homes and 8.900 structures were destroyed This book was previously launched on the net and with great success.I strongly recommend it to all of you, for trying to understand what it means to lose everything in a few seconds for re build an existence ex novo.I thank NetGalley and ABRAMS for this ebook flag Like see review R.B rated it really liked it Nov 01, 2018 Kristi rated it it was amazing Dec 26, 2018 Molly rated it really liked it Jan 03, 2019 Rebecca marked it as to read Aug 09, 2018 George marked it as to read Aug 13, 2018 Maddie marked it as to read Sep 08, 2018 Kelly marked it as to read Sep 10, 2018 Amies Book Reviews marked it as to read Oct 11, 2018 Katya Kazbek marked it as to read Oct 11, 2018 Charlotte Jones marked it as to read Oct 14, 2018 Juniper Nichols marked it as to read Oct 16, 2018 Emily marked it as to read Oct 21, 2018 Walter Underwood marked it as to read Oct 24, 2018 Christine Purplemanatees marked it as to read Oct 30, 2018 Beth marked it as to read 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whose widely acclaimed first graphic novel, Mom s Cancer, won the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic the first web comic to win the award and inaugurate this new category , the Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition He lives Brian Fies is a science writer, illustrator, and cartoonist whose widely acclaimed first graphic novel, Mom s Cancer, won the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic the first web comic to win the award and inaugurate this new category , the Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition He lives in northern California Books by Brian Fies More Trivia About A Fire Story No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 9, 8, 1, 0, 0 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors 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        Brian Fies is a science writer, illustrator, and cartoonist whose widely acclaimed first graphic novel, Mom s Cancer, won the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic the first web comic to win the award and inaugurate this new category , the Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition He lives Brian Fies is a science writer, illustrator, and cartoonist whose widely acclaimed first graphic novel, Mom s Cancer, won the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic the first web comic to win the award and inaugurate this new category , the Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition He lives in northern California


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    1. I live in earthquake and fire country I have lived through three major earthquakes I have not, as yet, had to live through a fire storm.I thought, because i read Brian s original post, that he made during the firestorms of Santa Rosa, in 2017, that I would have read all he had to say I wanted to read this full book, to see if there was I started reading it, when I should have been working, and could not put it down.It is raw, it is in the moment, it is very moving.This is a view of esca I live [...]


    2. A heartbreaking, but also hopeful, memoir of losing all of your physical possessions and having to start over from literally nothing Based on a short webcomic Fies did in the days immediately following the loss of his home in the wildfires that devastated Northern California in 2017 and interspersed with the stories of other victims, A Fire Story is a snapshot of a time, a place, a community but it is also a universal story of human fear, frustration and fortitude in the face of disaster. [...]


    3. Heartfelt memoir about losing your home in the worst wildfire in decades A Fire Story is sad but ultimately uplifting.Multiple fires merged into a Northern California firestorm of epic proportions The resulting burn area was the size of 15 Manhattans Entire neighborhoods burned to the ground overnight Warnings were mishandled so many survivors had virtually no time to take any belongings Others didn t escape in time.The author, a graphic memoirist, uses his craft to document, in real time, Heart [...]



    4. This is similar to The Best We Could Do in that it is both a series of comics and a memoir It s the story of the Californian fire, and how it affected Brian Fies and his wife s lives.Fies begins by illustrating how the couple awoke on the night of the fire, and how they began to frantically yet methodically pack up their belongings He details the escape, the bewilderment they felt and the huge sense of loss Later, he really emphasises how much a person grieves for the loss of their home and b Th [...]


    5. I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This was both heartbreaking and beautiful I really loved the art style Everything was told so simply.There was so much emotion with just small sentence and short descriptions We see wildfires and the destruction they bring on the news, but if you re not experiencing it, it seems too far away from reality to be something that you think of on an individual level This really displayed not only the raw [...]


    6. In October of 2017, wildfires swept through Northern California One of the victims of these fires was Brian Fies, a comic writer and illustrator He tells his story and that of others in the graphic novel, A Fire Story He talks about what he and his wife grabbed on the way out the door and the heartbreak of what was lost, about things family pictures and mementos that can never be replaced and the difficulties of starting over In doing so, he gives a portrait of what it is like for surv In Octobe [...]


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