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The Resource Life after : a novel, Katie Ganshert

Life after : a novel, Katie Ganshert

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Life after : a novel
Title
Life after
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katie Ganshert
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An intense novel of loss, betrayal, and rising to face the ashes, Christy Award-winner Katie Ganshert's powerful contemporary fiction reminds readers that there's always a chance at new life and love ... It could have been me. Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city's transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost. A year later, Autumn Manning can't remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief--by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest. Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she'll bring more wreckage in her wake. In Life After, Katie Ganshert's most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in this emotionally resonant tale"--
  • Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city's transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost. A year later, Autumn Manning can't remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief, by guilt. Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace. He wants normalcy for his twelve year-old daughter and young son. When the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she'll bring more wreckage in her wake
Summary
A bomb goes off on a Chicago train, killing 22 people. Autumn Manning survives, but a year later still can't remember what happened, and can't seem to move on either. Wondering why God let her live when so many lost their lives, she's drawn to the victims' families and records them sharing memories of their loved ones. Autumn connects with one family in particular, a husband and kids who lost their wife and mother -- but secrets from the past complicate matters for everyone. Addressing grief and guilt, this poignant, thought-provoking book is unputdownable. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2017.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560500
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Life after : a novel, Katie Ganshert
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
954224400
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781601429025
Lccn
2016053315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954224400
Label
Life after : a novel, Katie Ganshert
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
954224400
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781601429025
Lccn
2016053315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954224400

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