Fianna’s Story developed from Nancy’s desire to discover the grandmother she never knew, the woman whose young motherhood was interrupted a century ago by the incurable disease of tuberculosis.
Drawing from richly detailed letters, Nancy relates the story she found. She tells here how faith carried Fianna and her family through the hardest of times, and how love survived grief.
“I am glad,” Nancy says, “to share my grandmother’s story. I hope Fianna’s faith and gentle loving in the midst of great difficulties will strengthen others in their daily living.”
(189 pp. illus. Masthof Press, 2020.)
A fascinating story of love, deep faith and courage, offering a unique and heart-warming glimpse into a family’s health crisis over 100 years ago. A true gift, resonating in our own interesting times.
Sally Brown Bair
GREAT story telling in the best sense of that term! In the story of Fianna Bucher Meyer,. . . .Bieber [tells] of committed love, inspiriting faith and enduring family relationships. Will inspire readers to greater courage, grace, and love. Compelling.
Jeff Bach, PhD, Director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College
A treasure for readers. A beautiful moving story of the importance of family, the power of love, the heartbreak of illness and untimely death, and most importantly, how faith undergirds it all. I am grateful to have met Fianna.
Rev. Becky Fuchs, Church of the Brethren pastor