Final Drive book by Shelly Hess

“Final Drive”
A Memoir by Shelly Hess As Told to Vivien Kooper

A Midwestern family is traveling down the road of their lives, completely unaware of what waits beyond the bend. They are living the American dream, creating deep bonds and a treasure house of memories to last a lifetime. 

Suddenly, tragedy enters their world like a tornado. 

What do we do when we are forced to question everything we hold to be true? In the face of adversity, we discover what we are really made of, inside. You will recognize in these pages that part of yourself capable of surviving, recovering, and triumphing in the face of great loss and trauma. And, you will come away deeply inspired by the power of the human spirit and the enduring nature of family ties.

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"Final Drive tells of unspeakable grief and loss in a way that inspires its readers to keep on keepin' on. It is a must-read for parents who find themselves in the heart wrenching situation of helping their children deal with tragedy."

-Dr. Beth Erickson, Author of Longing for Dad: Father Loss and Its Impact, and Host of Relationships 101 on

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