After the Fire
Every so often we encounter a story that makes us cry and makes us strong, that makes us want to hug our children and call our old friends. This bestselling book captures just such a drama in all its heartrending drama.
On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through a SetonHalldormitory, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Among the victims were Shawn Simons and Alva...more
In January of 2000, a fire spread throughout the freshman dorm at Seton Hall, killing three and burning scores of others. This book follows the recovery and turmoil caused to two roommates that were burned in that fire. The Boland Hall fire was set by two students for reasons still unknown and unclear. Yet, the book focuses on the recovery and friendship of Shaw and Alvaro, two roommates caught in the blaze.
The story is sad, yet uplifting ...more
Amazing details about surviving horrible burns, working in the burn unit of a hospital, and how a tragedy like this affects so many people.
You will want to buy an escape ladder and a fire extinguisher (or several) for your house after reading.
Robin Gaby Fisher’s After the Fire is a very moving story of two young men who escaped from a burning college dormitory at New Jersey’s Seton Hall University.
While the story does provide some investigative information into the cause of the fire, it is not meant to be a police procedural; it is a story of how these two men were treated as burn victims and how their families and friends came together around them. Both of the men profiled, Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos ...more
The Sept. 1 issue of People Magazine awarded "After the Fire" 4 out of 4 stars!
*STARRED REVIEW-Publisher’s Weekly. June 30, 2008
After the Fire: A True Story of Love and Survival Robin Gaby Fisher. Little, Brown, $24.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-316-06621-1
Three students died and 58 were injured in the January 2000 fire that arsonists set in the student lounge of Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Newark Star Ledger reporter F ...more
Being burned sounds like one of the worst experiences that a person could have. Unlike other injuries, they will we ...more
That is not a spoiler b/c if you look on the front cover you see the two boys and on the front cover states (a true story of friendship and survival).
I don't give many 5 stars but this was a 10 in my book. It was ...more
A story of a college dorm fire and its aftermath. A story of two friends, A true story--so be prepared. I don't want to give away even so many details as the cover blurb did, so that is all I will say.
I will suggest that you read it rather than listen to it. Listening seemed to drag on and on and repeat itself a little too often--which is to say, a whole lot too often. Sometimes, I just wanted to skip to the end. But I applaud the author's attention to detail, and especially the ...more
Overall though a really ...more
This is a very well written book that not only chronicles these students' recovery but also the investigation into the cause of the fire. It ...more