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Author: Anna Whiston-Donaldson Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781494577568
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On an ordinary September day, twelve-year-old Jack is swept away in a freak neighborhood flood. His parents and younger sister are left to wrestle with the awful questions: How could God let this happen? Can we ever be happy again? They each fall into the abyss of grief in different ways. And in the days and months to come, they each find their faltering way toward peace.

In Rare Bird, Anna Whiston-Donaldson unfolds a mother's story of loss that leads, in time, to enduring hope. With this unforgettable account of a family's love and longing, Anna will draw you deeper into a divine goodness that keeps us—beyond all earthly circumstances—safe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The author is an emotionally insightful guide to the territory of grief. Publishers Weekly
  • “The author is an emotionally insightful guide to the territory of grief.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Anna’s] story, as well as Jack’s story, is gorgeous, bold, and true, and no one will be unchanged in reading it.”

    Stacy Morrison, author of Falling Apart in One Piece

  • “Profound, tender, honest—and utterly unforgettable.”

    Gretchen Ruben, author of The Happiness Project

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About the Author

Anna Whiston-Donaldson is a former high school English teacher who lives in the Virginia suburbs. Her blog, An Inch of Gray, shares Anna’s stories of humor, motherhood, and loss and has twice been voted one of BlogHer’s Voices of the year. In 2011 her two children went out to play in the rain and only one came home. Anna is one of the authors featured in Sunshine after the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother. Anna’s memoir Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love deals with raw, new grief and finding faith and hope in impossible circumstances.

About the Narrator

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.