I'll See You Again by Jackie Hance

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Heartbreakingly real, raw and honest, Jackie Hance’s memoir of her staggering ordeal is a true testament to triumph over tragedy...
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In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and—slowly, painfully, and miraculously—her cautious return to hope and love.

Until the horrific car accident on New York State’s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island mom, fulfilled by the joyful chaos of a household bustling with life and chatter and love. After the tragedy, she was “The Taconic Mom,” whose unimaginable loss embodied every parent’s worst nightmare. Suddenly, her life-long Catholic faith no longer explained the world. Her marriage to her husband, Warren, was ravaged by wrenching grief and recrimination. And her mind, unable to cope with the unfathomable, reinvented reality each night, so she awoke each morning having forgotten the heartbreaking facts: that Emma, age 8; Alyson, age 7; and Katie, age 5, were gone forever. They were killed in a minivan driven by their aunt, Jackie’s sister-in-law, Diane Schuler, while returning from a camping weekend on a sunny July morning.

I’ll See You Again chronicles the day Jackie received the traumatizing phone call that defied all understanding, and the numbed and torturous events that followed—including the devastating medical findings that shattered Jackie to the core and shocked America. But this profoundly honest account is also the story of how a tight-knit community rallied around the Hances, providing the courage and strength for them to move forward. It’s a story of forgiveness, hope, and rebirth, as Jackie and Warren struggle to rediscover the possibility of joy by welcoming their fourth daughter, Kasey Rose Hance.

The story that Jackie Hance shares for the first time will touch your heart and warm you to the power of love and hope.
 

About Jackie Hance

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Jackie Hance lives with her family in New York. For more information about The Hance Family Foundation, visit Blog.HanceFamilyFoundation.com.Janice Kaplan was the editor-in-chief of Parade magazine and an award-winning television producer. She is also the bestselling coauthor of novels, including The Botox Diaries, and author of the popular Lacey Fields mysteries. She lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut. Visit JaniceKaplan.com.
 
Published April 23, 2013 by Gallery Books. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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The story that Jackie Hance shares for the first time will touch your heart and warm you to the power of love and hope.

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on Apr 26 2013

Heartbreakingly real, raw and honest, Jackie Hance’s memoir of her staggering ordeal is a true testament to triumph over tragedy...

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Reviewed by kbannister on Apr 16 2013

...Janice's strength, her ability to forgive, to grieve and to grow, gives me hope, as does learning about the support of her community.

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