Safely Through the Fire

A Story of Love, Loss, and Rebirth

by Claire Anderson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/1/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9780595191383

About the Book

"Life's most difficult lessons never seem to wait until you are ready for them. Anna thought that they did until one dreaded Labor Day, when the sky fell, the sun grew dark, and she embarked upon a journey from which she would emerge completely altered (STF - Chapter One)." Anna's faith is no match for the inconceivable news that her brother Billy, the most stable presence in her young life, is dying of AIDS.

Author Claire Anderson, whose own brother died in 1992, draws upon personal experience to build a poignant, yet thoughtful story of a young woman's reluctant initiation into the world of loss and grief. With her brother gone, and her faith utterly destroyed, a miraculous message from beyond the grave, sets her on a path of self-discovery that leads her into a gradual rebirth of hope and faith.

About the Author

Claire Anderson, a free-lance writer and first-time author, is a resident of Western Pennsylvania where, for several years, she was active in the AIDS community. It has been one of her passions to see "that the subject of AIDS-related bereavement is properly addressed and that all of us are given the space and the support necessary to deal with our losses."