Life After

Life After

A Novel

Paperback - 2017
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"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"--
Published: Colorado Springs, Colorado :, WaterBrook,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781601429025
Branch Call Number: F GAN
Characteristics: 343 pages ;,21 cm


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Feb 12, 2020

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book. Life After seemed to be a mix of genres (perhaps contemporary fiction, Christian fiction, romance, young adult, adult fiction), but the story is so GREAT! I loved the characters, in particular Reese with her struggles dealing with the loss of her not-so-perfect mother. I thought the author does a wonderful job in answering the common question after a horrible event, "Is God cruel?" Highly recommended.

Apr 19, 2018

This is the first book I have read by Ms. Ganshert and I was blown away. A very original story with a lot of depth and interesting characters. Painful and confusing attractions and feelings did not overwhelm the brilliant story-line, but complimented it in most cases. I am glad I read this book before I read Ms. Ganshert's earlier work, or else I may not have bothered with this one (a couple were over the top cheese). This has some romance in it, but that is not what the story is about. I have never read a modern day story quite like this one.

Aug 06, 2017

best book ever great author


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