Through Christina's Eyes by Julia Anderson

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The rippling effects of choices made in a family…A mother’s love for her children…Unspoken communication… This inspirational, true-life story explains a mother’s choices, struggles, and beliefs. The life experiences of a family are creatively weaved through Christina’s history in Sweden and her children’s lives in early 1900’s Chicago. The book culminates with the true life, present day experiences of her great-great granddaughter, unable to verbalize her own story. This book shows a family’s love can sustain us through many adversities, and that one person’s choices can have a dramatic effect on many lives. And, it explores the possibility of communication between people that occurs without words, across time and space. Part creative non-fiction, part memoir, this book is sure to spark your emotions, enthrall your heart and inform. A great read! Review excerpt from Reader’s Favorite: Author Julia Anderson tells her family's story in "Through Christina's Eyes". It is through Christina's telling that most of this story unfolds. She watches over her family from beyond death. "Through Christina's Eyes" is a well-written and moving account of the author's brave and unending fight to give her non-verbal daughter, Anna Christina, the best possible medical care. Julia Anderson cleverly uses her great-grandmother Christina's life with her never-ending work as a mother and wife as a clear introduction to her own story. "Through Christina's Eyes" is a book for all parents of children with disabilities to read and treasure and give thanks to modern medicine.

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Julia Anderson provides a voice for her great-grandmother, Christina, to tell her story. Julia felt compelled to tell the story of her family, after learning of some of the struggles and hardships her ancestors went through and experiencing some of her own. Through her own struggles as a mother Julia became more aware of her great-grandmother's presence. She also wanted the world to be aware of the challenges that people with disabilities face, and see that there is triumph even in the face of great adversity. Anna is a developmentally challenged young woman who lives with her family near Seattle, Washington. This is Julia's first book - she is at work on her next.
Published March 30, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 385 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In this fictionalized version of the author’s family history, matriarch Christina tells her own story, and then—from the afterlife—follows her descendants.

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