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Proof of angels
Curran-Hackett, Mary, author.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
281 pages, 28 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When firefighter Sean Magee escapes being trapped in a raging fire by what he sees as divine intervention, he is compelled to reevaluate his life and the people he carelessly left behind.
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Includes reading group discussion questions.
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From the critically acclaimed author of Proof of Heaven comes an unforgettable novel about hope, renewal, and the gift of angels among us--friends, family, lovers . . . and even mystical others--sure to touch your heart.

Sean Magee is a firefighter--a hero who risks his own life to save others, running into dangerous situations few have the courage to dare. While fighting a horrific blaze, Sean becomes trapped by flames and is nearly overcome by smoke. Just when it seems that all is lost, he's led to a window--by what he swears is divine intervention. And then he jumps . . .

. . . into a new life. For years, Sean has shut down his feelings, existing in a state of emotional numbness. Coming through that fire, he knows that he can no longer be that man whose heart is closed to the world. But before he can face his future, he must confront his past and everyone in it: the family, the friends, the woman--and the love--he carelessly left behind.

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Booklist Review

Caught in a flashover on the third floor of a burning house, L.A. firefighter Sean Magee faces certain death. But as he bargains to be a better person, the light of an angel guides him to a window, from which he jumps as the house explodes. Badly injured but lucky to be alive, Sean faces a long, painful rehab and an uncertain future. With the help of his doctor brother-in-law, Gaspar; friend and fellow firefighter James; nurse-physical therapist Tom; and Libby, trainer of his service dog, reformed alcoholic Sean progresses physically but rues having hurt people in his past. Foremost among those is Chiara, whom he loved and left in Italy 11 years earlier. As he works to restore his body, Sean realizes that addictions are common even in his close circle but that second chances are what count. And while he believes a heavenly angel saved his life, Sean acknowledges that there are earthly angels around him. Reprising characters from her debut, Proof of Heaven (2011), Hackett here blends faith with reality in a novel that is uplifting as it faces hard facts.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2014 Booklist