Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byLynda Fishman

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At  thirteen years old Lynda’s life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash. Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope. After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter alone completely immobilizes him.<_o3a_p>

Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives.<_o3a_p>

In Repairing Rainbows she candidly describes the agonizing memories, deafening silence and endless hardships that are the fallout of incredible loss. As we follow her through marriage, motherhood and her own spiritual journey, Lynda reveals her complex feelings of hope, anger, pity and determination. Most importantly, she learns the crucial difference between “truly living” and the existence that is so often mistaken for being alive.<_o3a_p>

A true story, written by a woman whose normal and abundant life hides a terrible past, Repairing Rainbows is loaded with lessons that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers. <_o3a_p>

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At  thirteen years old Lynda’s life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash. Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope. After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter al...

LYNDA WEINBERG FISHMAN is a trained clinical social worker who has spent the last 20 years as a Camp Director and has recently opened her own day camp, Adventure Valley. She has published articles and training manuals on leadership, teamwork, bullying, trust, childhood health and wellness, communication and customer service. This is he...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Lynda FishmanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986607401

ISBN - 13:9780986607400

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"A moving, deeply inspiring story of resilience, determination and grace"- The Montreal Gazette"A life resurrected"- The Globe and Mail"An inspirational memoir"- The Toronto Star"There's survival and then there's triumph. LyndaFishman has done the latter, both in her life, and in thissensitive and riveting account of her personal story. Heroptimism in the face of overwhelming tragedies, is indeed inspiring." - Kathy Kacer"A riveting personal story of notpermitting overwhelming personaltragedy to define one's life. A story of tragedy, determinationand optimism." - Rose Reisman