Life After

Life After

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO : WaterBrook, 2017
ISBN: 9781601429025
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 21 cm


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List - 2018 Christy Awards
cals_readers Nov 13, 2018

Winner of General Fiction

2nd Monday Book Club Discussion: October 2018. Members all agreed this was an easy read (after getting through the first couple of chapters). You need a moment to understand what happened and catch up with the story. Members were pleasantly surprised with this book club choice since you read &quo... Read More »

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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.


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