'Dana is my life force' - Christopher
'Chris is simply the greatest person I have ever known. He's more than the love of my life. He's my best friend' - Dana
Christopher Reeve was a hero in every sense of the word - the chiselled-from-granite star of four blockbuster Superman films and the romantic classic Somewhere in Time who, after being paralysed from the neck down in a freak horseback riding accident, battled back to become a symbol of hope for millions. Dana Reeve was no less heroic, standing steadfastly by her husband's side until his surprisingly sudden and unexpected death at age 52. When Dana, a non-smoker, passed away from lung cancer just 17 months after Christopher's death, she left behind their 13-year-old son, Will, to be raised by friends and family. Dana was only 44 years old.
That fate could have dealt such a cruel hand to this golden couple seemed unfathomable. That they could endure it all with grace, courage and humour defied belief. Yet for all the millions of words that have been written about their public causes and private struggles following Christopher's accident, little is known about the lives they led as passionate young lovers. Now Christopher Andersen draws on those who knew them best to examine in touching detail the Reeves' unique partnership and the romance, faith and fortitude that defined it.
Sometimes heartbreaking, often uplifting, always compelling, Somewhere in Heaven is more than just a portrait of a marriage. It is the profoundly human story of two souls whose brief lives made a difference, a bittersweet saga of tragedy, triumph and loss, and - above all else - a love story for the ages.
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"The master of the detail-packed tearjerker" ( Associated Press)
"Andersen's insights can be as sharp as his details" ( Newsweek)
"It's sometimes heartbreaking reading, but uplifting and always compelling" ( Yours magazine)
The moving story of one of Hollywood's best loved stars
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.02 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091927668