Posts Tagged ‘ death ’

Will It Take a Miracle To Restore This Friendship?

June 7, 2013
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Mae McBride and Heidi Foster were the very best of friends. Tied at the hip from early elementary school, their relationship was the stuff of storybooks, legendary even, in the minds of their high school classmates. Unshakable. That is, until Mae’s father died while saving Heidi’s life. In Jeffrey Blount‘s novel “Hating Heidi Foster” Mae blames Heidi. She blames her father for putting Heidi ahead of her. She blames her friends for taking Heidi’s side.…

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A Death That Changes Many Young Lives

January 25, 2013
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1983. Newborn MTV. Cabbage Patch Kids. President Reagan. A U.S. – Soviet Cold War that threatens to go “hot” at any moment. Against this backdrop three teenagers begin a year of painful change and turmoil after the sudden loss of one of their closest friends, in Kevin Sharp‘s book “After Dakota.” Dakota meant different things to Cameron, Bryce, and Claire. When she disappears in a plane crash, they each have to face their own mortality,…

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Dear Mom (And Dear Dad)

November 13, 2012
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Sometimes, the most important conversation you can have is with someone who is gone. Do the words “Dear Mom” come any easier when Mom is gone? What if there were things you never told her? Things you’ve always wanted to know? And after you’ve written letters pouring your heart out to your mom, would you show those letters to your dad? Kate Kaiser did. Her book “Letters to my Mother (But Really for My Father)”…

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