Little Chapel on the River
Forced from her downtown Manhattan apartment by the terrorist attack of September 11, journalist Wendy Bounds was delivered to Guinan's doorstep — a legendary Irish drinking hole and country store nestled along the banks of the Hudson River in the small town of Garrison, New York — by a friend.
Captivated by the bar's charismatic but ailing owner and his charming, motley...more
After the attack on the Twin Towers, the author, among many others, had to find somewhere to live and telework while the City became rehabbed. She and her partner found the town of Garrison, NY, noted for being on the Hudson River and near West Point Military Academy in Highland. And she finds a friendly store/pub near the train station, Guinan's run by several generati ...more
1. Bounds begins helping in ...more
This remembrance reminds me of this.
and for my Finnish Friends
Over time she lets their actions and words paint the picture of a group of people whose intersection is not in their own backgrounds or personalites, but in their desire, no, their longing for a place to step out of life for a bit to contemplate and discuss what passes by on river and road.
I had some difficulty in rating the book, though ...more
The story takes place shortly after 9/11, where the author, a Wall Street Journal reporter, and her partner leave Manhattan to take refuge in a little town on t ...more
"Captivated by the bar's charismatic but ailing owner and his charming, motley clientele, Bounds uprooted herself permanently and moved to tiny Garrison, the picturesque river town they all call home.. ...more
Meantime, the summer renters close up shop...Those who stay can watch as the landscape strips down, unloading her buxom summer weight until she is naked, angular, severely beautiful.
This is home on the eve of our arrival."
Reading the book jacke ...more
This true story begins on the morning of September 11, 2001, in an apartment next door to the World Trade Center. The author, Wendy Bounds, is preparing to go to work at the Wall Street Journal when the towers are hit and life turns upside down. After a couple months as a nomad, she and her roommate end up living with friends an hour outside the city in the small hamlet of Garrison, across the Hudson river from West Point. Wendy becomes more intrigued and ...more
I hadn't read or viewed anything about September 11th since, and her treatment of the events were totally gentle and manageable (to me, I am a wuss I'll admit.)
My only criticism of the book was it's construction. As a series of vignettes, to me it detracted from the idea of this being a life-changing experience for the author. This is her first ...more
The book details the story of the Guinan family ...more
Wendy Bounds is forced to leave Manhattan after the 911 terrorist attacks leave her apartment uninhabitable. She had her partner land, at first temporarily and then permanently, in Garrison and discover Guinan's - the "Little Chapel on the River". This ...more