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96 Hours by Georgia Beers
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I was eagerly expecting this book, and was not disappointed. I don’t think anyone can question Georgia Beers’s skill in creating a romance. Combining that, with the epoch tragedy of 9-11 required skill and a deft touch. That wound is still raw for many people.
The passengers caught on the flight from London and diverted to Gander, Newfoundland became three-dimensional representations of hundreds of Americans. The wonderful people of Gander brought back wonderful memories of the mythical people in the musical “Finian’s Rainbow”. It also made me want to write thank you notes to the wonderful people, everywhere, who opened their homes during some of the darkest days in our recent history.
I think what I like the most about this book is the skillful balance between the heinous evil and the unconditional goodwill. The author took us up close and personal to the emotional roller coaster endured by a small cross section of uniquely individual characters. The anxiety, fear, denial, despair, and hope that we all experienced resonated deeply.
For Abby and Erica, who were thrown together by fate, the possibility of re-creating their lives in a very different direction seemed ideal. Tragedies have a way of revealing our best and our worst. What a perfect time to change.
This book will provide a unique experience for every reader because of how they viewed the events surrounding September 11th. What’s special is that all of us share the experience.
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July 27, 2011 – Shelved
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December 17, 2011 – Finished Reading

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