Here If You Need Me: A True Story

Here If You Need Me: A True Story

by Kate Braestrup

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Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup

When the oldest of Kate Braestrup's four children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident. Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband's dream of becoming a Unitarian minister, and eventually began working with the Maine Game Warden Service, which conducts the state's search and rescue operations when people go missing in the wilderness.

Whether she is with parents whose 6-year-old daughter has wandered into the woods, or wardens as they search for a snowmobile rider gone under ice, or a man whose sister left an infant seat and a suicide note in her car by the side of the road, Braestrup provides solace, comfort, and spiritual guidance when it's needed most. And she comes to discover that giving comfort is both a high calling and a precious gift.

In her account of her own life and the events of her unusual job, sometimes joyful, sometimes heartbreaking, Braestrup is warm, unsentimental ("No one is immune to the Plucky Widow story!" she acknowledges), and generous. HERE IF YOU NEED ME is a funny, frank, and deeply moving story of faith and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316066310
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 194,713
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kate Braestrup is one of the first chaplains ever appointed to the Maine Warden Service. She is the author of a novel, Onion, and has written for Mademoiselle, Ms., City Paper, Hope, and Law and Order. She in lives in Maine with her husband, Simon van der Ven, and their six children.

Hometown:

Lincolnville, Maine

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1962

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

Parsons School of Design, New School for Social Research 1979-81; Georgetown University 1983-1986; Bangor Theological

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