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Why the sky is blue
Meissner, Susan, 1961-
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Eugene, Or. : Harvest House, [2004]

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288 pages ; 22 cm
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What options does aChristian woman have after shea's brutally assaulted by a stranger...and becomespregnant? Thata's the heartrending situation Claire Holland faces. Happily marriedand the mother of two when she is attacked, Claire begins an incredible journeyon the painful pathway to trusting God a'in all things.a? When Clairea'shusband, Dan, confesses he cana't be a father to the expected child, Clairea'sdecision to put the baby up for adoption creates a sense of tremendous loss forClaire. Later, unexpected circumstances turn this seeming loss into victory. This wonderful firstnovel isna't a love story....but a life story, presenting the twin themes trustingGod in tragic circumstances and reaping the rewards that eventually come withsacrificial loving.

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In 1995, Susan Meissner was working as a part-time reporter for a county newspaper. In 1998, she was named editor of the Mountain Lake/Butterfield Observer Advocate, the town's weekly paper. The paper was named the Best Weekly Newspaper in Minnesota by the Minnesota Newspaper Association in 2002. She retired later that year to write her first book, Why the Sky is Blue, which was published in 2004. Her other books include The Girl in the Glass, The Shape of Mercy, In All Deep Places, and A Fall of Marigolds.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Meissner's Why the Sky Is Blue 0 is about a high-school English teacher, Claire Holland, who is raped. After recovery, she discovers she's pregnant. Her husband, Dan, doesn't want the child. Claire has a history of miscarriages and hopes she'll have another but can't bring herself to abort the fetus. At last she gives birth, and the child is perfect, raising the question, Was it the Lord's blessing that Claire was raped? Meissner's story is thoughtful and even lyrical, but the evangelical stance on abortion turns the tale into propaganda. --John Mort Copyright 2004 Booklist