On an ordinary September day, Anna's son, twelve-year-old Jack is swept away in a freak neighborhood flood. 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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Anna taught high school English before becoming a full-time mom and writer. Anna enjoys thrift shopping and will gladly take you on a "curbside finds" tour of her home. Speaking to groups and connecting women to each other are two of Anna’s passions. Anna, her husband, Tim, and daughter, Margaret, live outside of Washington, DC.Learn more about Anna.
The story of one mother’s loss and rebirth, Rare Bird is about facing devastating circumstances and wanting to turn back the clock. It is about discovering that in times of heartbreak, God is nearer than your own skin. It is about finding that you are braver than you think, God is more mysterious than you realize, and heaven is closer than you know.
Anna writes on her blog, An Inch of Gray, about life with truth and humor, whether she is chronicling her inner monologue during an eyebrow threading session, or pondering faith, parenting, and loss. She has been featured twice as one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year.
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