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One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury
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Jan 21, 2011

it was amazing
Read from January 04 to 10, 2011

I've heard people say that everyone has a twin running around on this Earth.

This is a story based on 9/11/2001. The second airplane has just crashed into the second Twin Tower. People are rushing to get down the stairs since the elevators are broken. During one point in time, while on firefighter was going up, another is coming down the stairs. They glance at each other only to see how much they look alike. A few hours later, the same person is found a truck a few miles from the Towers. The chief of firefighters recognizes him as one of his own. They rush him to a nearby hospital where they bandage his burns and put a cast on his broken ankle. They ask him alot of personal questions which he is unable to answer. Their diagnosis is that he has amnesia. He can only remember one name and that is of his daughter.
His wife is called and she comes within hours. She is so relieved that her husband has been found and is alive even though it is going to be months for him to recover. She is told of his amnesia and is rather concerned that he remembers his daughter but not her.
Finally, the day has come when he is able to come home. His wife happens to glance at his medical chart at the end of his bed. His blood type entry is different than in the years past. She discusses this issue with the floor
nurse and is assured that if his was any different, he wouldn't have been able to have the blood transfusions needed to save his life.
Their pre-school daughter is overjoyed to see her daddy come him and they can be a family again. Her mother tells her that her daddy is tired from being in the hospital so she might need to remind daddy of their activities. She is glad to do this and they make sure that she knows nothing of his amnesia.
Their family life has been made whole once again until the day starts when the man starts to have flashbacks. Over time, the firefighter's wife and the man, that she thinks is her husband, explore who he really is. He remembers that he has a wife and a son who are waiting at home for him
Kingsbury writing makes you feel as if you know her characters. I really felt for the wife since she thinks that her husband did not die in the blazing fires only to find out that he had died heroically.

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Reading Progress

01/07/2011 page 82
23.0% "kinda slow book. Besides this being about 9/11, I can see where this is leading to." 4 comments
01/08/2011 page 145
41.0% "Kingsbury writes in such vivid details. It's almost like being in the character's shoes."
01/09/2011 page 218
62.0% "they say everybody has a 'twin' in this world."

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