USA Today calls Lauren Belfer’s second book, A Fierce Radiance, (after her successful 1999 debut, City of Light), a “… love story and murder mystery rolled into panoramic family saga and industrial-espionage thriller.” The story of how penicillin was developed is told through the eyes of a photojournalist working for Life magazine. USA Today lauds both Belfer’s ability to render place (WW II era NYC) and characters,

A Fierce Radiance resonates precisely because the characters Belfer creates, and the ones she borrows from history, feel real — as organic and natural as the molds from which these miracle drugs come.

A Fierce Radiance
Lauren Belfer
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2010-06-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061252514 / 9780061252518

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