Thoughts by Jim DeFede, HarperCollins 2021 (orig 2002), 261 pages
Challenge: Book club
Genre/Theme: Nonfiction / September 11th
Type/Source: eBook / Libby to Kindle
What It’s About: This short book is packed with heart-warming stories involving the challenges to the town of Gander, Newfoundland, in dealing with unexpected “guests” due to planes not being able to land in the US when the terrorists attached the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001.
We get a little bit of history on why Gander, an exploration of Newfoundland culture, and glimpses into lives of passengers and residents, all the many varied interactions. We even meet some animals!
Thoughts: I teared up a dozen times or more. This was a wonderful read about the goodness of humanity in facing the consequences of evil tragedies. This edition is great in that it gives updates to the friendships made; a ‘where are they now’ look, 20 years hence.
Rating: Four slices of pie. Homemade pie.
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