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Mistaken identity : two families, one survivor, unwavering hope / Don Van Ryn [and others].

Van Ryn, Don (Added Author).

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Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family. This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt? Two traumatized families describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found. And Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings. This book weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.--From publisher description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 155.93 .M678 (Text) 37814002212265 NON-FICTION Book None 03/30/2009 Available -
Echo Public Library HC 617.4 Van Ryn (Text) 37826000072087 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/12/2016 Available -
Elgin Public Library 362.1974 VanRyn D. (Text) 37827000199615 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/15/2008 Available -
Enterprise Public Library 363.12 Van (Text) 30001000257685 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/23/2014 Reshelving -
Grant County Library 363.12 VAN RYN (Text) 37845000562293 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_6months 04/08/2021 Available -
Nyssa Public Library 363.1257 VAN (Text) 36660000378082 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/29/2008 Available -
OTLD Boardman Library 617 RYN (Text) 33122001894057 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/25/2008 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 617.4 M691 (Text) 37801000177087 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/29/2008 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 363.12573 M6918m (Text) 32220001062039 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/21/2008 Available -
Weston Public Library 617.4 V26 (Text) 37886000089549 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/05/2008 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1416567356 (hardcoverr)
  • ISBN: 9781416567356 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: ix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Howard Books, [2008]

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Summary, etc.:
Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family. This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt? Two traumatized families describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found. And Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings. This book weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.--From publisher description.
Subject: Traffic accidents > United States > Psychological aspects > Case studies.
Mistaken identity > United States > Case studies.
Traffic accident victims > United States > Identification > Case studies.
Traffic accident victims > Rehabilitation > United States > Case studies.
Daughters > Biography.
Van Ryn, Don > Family.
Cerak, Newell > Family.
Fort Wayne (Ind.) > Biography.
Gaylord (Mich.) > Biography.
Spiritual biography > United States
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