After The Fire: A True Story Of Friendship And Survival

Paperback | January 6, 2010

byRobin Gaby Fisher

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Every so often we encounter a story that makes us cry and makes us strong, that makes us want to hug our children and call our old friends. This bestselling book captures just such a drama in all its heartrending drama.
On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through a <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Seton <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Hall dormitory, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Among the victims were Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, roommates from poor neighborhoods who had made their families proud by getting into college.

After the Fire is the story of Shawn and Alvaro's fight to recover from the worst damage St. Barnabas Hospital's burn unit had ever seen. It is the story of doctors and nurses who work with those terribly touched by fire. It is the story of mothers and fathers, of faith and family. And it is the story of the women who loved these men, who knew that real beauty is a thing not seen in mirrors.

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Every so often we encounter a story that makes us cry and makes us strong, that makes us want to hug our children and call our old friends. This bestselling book captures just such a drama in all its heartrending drama. On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through a Seton Hall dormitory, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Amo...

Robin Gaby Fisher is a nationally acclaimed news feature writer with The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. She has won one Pulitzer Prize and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 6, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316066222

ISBN - 13:9780316066228

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad Story A quick read about the tragic fire at Seton Hall which killed 3 college students and injured many more. This book focuses on the stories of two boys - roomates who were both badly injured by the fire - and their path to recovery. Their story is sad and I shuttered a number of times thinking about the pain they went through. I believe the book would have been more powerful had it been written in first person by one of the boys. The journalistic style, while it did get the story across in an accurately, fell a little short for me. At some points it felt like reading a really long newspaper article.
Date published: 2009-07-31

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