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The Day the World Came to Town
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland | Jim DeFede
"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed." When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home. The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax. The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.
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CouronneDhiver
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Heart-warming, charming and proudly Canadian 🇨🇦🧡

Absolutely loved this story!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#NonFiction #History #September11
#Canada #Newfoundland

Itchyfeetreader This was lovely - have you seen the play ‘come from away‘? Also very heart warming yet funny and I think very Canadian? 4w
TrishB I loved this too ❤️ 4w
Crazeedi I need to read! I've heard so much about this event, such special people!❣ 4w
tracey38 This sounds amazing. I haven't heard of this real story before. 4w
Blaire I‘ve been wanting to read this one. 4w
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CouronneDhiver
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Super interesting so far! ✈️

#Audiobook #Canada

smilingshelves My book club read this in January. It is such an awesome, uplifting book! 1mo
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Ncostell
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This past weekend I saw Come From Away at our local theater in Hartford. It‘s based on the book “The Day the World Came to Town” which I read earlier. Based on the true story of the townsfolk of Gander, Newfoundland who took care of the airline passengers grounded there after 9/11, both the book and musical were heartwarming despite the awful circumstances.

Areader2 Love the Bushnell 🎭 1mo
Ncostell @Areader2. Yes, I do too! It‘s nice & close and they put on so many great productions. 1mo
Areader2 And easy parking! Have you ever been to any of the Ct Forum events?they are very good. I saw John Irving,Jonathan Franzen one other author can‘t think of her name. Michelle Obama was one of their speakers,they have a website if you want to check their upcoming events sometime. 1mo
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Ncostell @Areader2 I have not been to their Forum events, I will have to check it out! Are you in CT? We just did a CT Litsy Meetup this weekend at RJ Julia‘s in Madison. I can let you know the next time we have a Meetup if you‘d like. You can find some of the posts under #ctlitsymeetup. (edited) 1mo
Areader2 Yes I live in Enfield, ok thanks! 1mo
Ncostell @Areader2. I‘m in Hebron. I‘ll tag you next time we plan a Meetup. So far we‘ve met up twice at RJ Julia‘s and once a few of us went to hear Stephanie Land, the author of the memoir “Maid” at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. 1mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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I downloaded this months ago on a whim, then last weekend took the in-laws to see Come from Away & realised it was the same true story. This was a quick non fiction read full of heart - the author does a great job of painting the kindness of the townsfolk, the pain of those days & brining some of the stories of the nearly 7000 passengers diverted to Gander to vivid life. Post theatre we were entertained to hear my husband had been!! His 📸

Ncostell I‘m going to see Come From Away this weekend having read the book already. Can‘t wait! 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @ncostell Enjoy - I liked it more than I thought I would. It‘s quietly charming and some of the songs totally stick! (edited) 2mo
Melissa_J I loved this book and the play! 2mo
Nebklvr What great folks! 2mo
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Bookcation74
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Proof that we can all come together and care about each other. I was pretty teary through most of it, but in a good way. #booksandflowers

JanuarieTimewalker13 This was such a feel good book!!! I‘m so in love with the story, I‘m going to see Come From Away next month on Broadway!! I learned about the musical on Litsy!! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Tulips are beautiful, btw! 2mo
Bookcation74 @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks for the Come From Away tip - now I learned about it from Litsy too! (edited) 2mo
readtheworld Loved this one so much! It was great on audio. 1mo
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TrishB
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Apart from the fact it‘s set in the aftermath of 9/11, this is a wonderfully uplifting book that restores your faith in humanity. I loved all the little stories, but especially The Beatles sing along.
Well done the people of Gander ❤️

Oryx It really does make you feel just a little bit better about the world. There are still lots of good people out there. 2mo
eraderneely Didn‘t this become a musical? 2mo
BookHoarder32 @eraderneely Come from Away, I think? 2mo
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TrishB @Oryx yes sometimes it‘s easy to forget. 2mo
TrishB @eraderneely I think that‘s how I heard about the book- someone mentioned the musical here. 2mo
BennettBookworm The musical is sensational!!! Wow I love this book cover. 2mo
TrishB @BennettBookworm I‘ll keep my eye out! 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good ... 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been to Gander. Newfoundland is a wonderful, wonderful place. ❤️❤️ 2mo
TrishB @LeahBergen it certainly sounds it 💜 2mo
DivineDiana @LeahBergen How wonderful! 2mo
DivineDiana This book touched my heart!❤️ 2mo
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Jonatha
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After seeing Come From Away, I had to read this. Amazing story!

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
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Sweet book about the warm hospitality of a Canadian town during the chaos of 9-11. Listened in audiobook and enjoyed the narration.

Melissa_J I thought this one was great, mainly because of the story it told rather than the writing. Saw the play Come From Away, which isn‘t based on the book but tells the same story, and it was phenomenal. 3mo
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Cinfhen
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This was definitely the most heartwarming book I‘ve read in at least a dozen years. If you‘ve lost hope in humanity just read this book. It will restore your belief in the kindness of strangers. 9/11 will forever remain the most significant world event in my lifetime but stories like this one brings me hope for the future. Thank you @cortg for sharing this audio selection, it was exactly what I needed. #Hoopla

squirrelbrain I adored this book - have you seen Come From Away yet? ❤️ 3mo
Oryx This is an amazing story. Such kindness. 3mo
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Oryx @squirrelbrain Have you seen it? I loved it, and cried my eyes out! 3mo
Cinfhen No, I really wanted to see the musical this past summer @squirrelbrain but it was my son‘s 23 birthday and he wanted to see SpongeBob 🤪😜😂😝 which was actually much better than I expected, but still 😬🙄 (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Everything about this story melted my heart @Oryx 3mo
TrishB This sounds like NF I could read! 👍🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain @oryx yes I saw it on Broadway a couple of years ago (and yes I cried my eyes out too). I have the soundtrack on my phone and I have to be careful if a track comes on when I‘m commuting on the train otherwise it sets me off (particularly Me and the Sky) 3mo
squirrelbrain @TrishB - highly recommended! 3mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen Spongebob is actually supposed to be very good but still.... 🤣🤣 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s a pretty quick read/listen but it leaves a huge impact @TrishB I think everyone should pick up this book. 3mo
Cinfhen SpongeBob closed a few weeks after we saw it but my daughter just told me Come From Away is closing April 7 😢😢 @squirrelbrain Now I‘m really sad 3mo
squirrelbrain It‘s just opened in London if you‘re planning a visit. Different cast and probably not quite the same emotional impact as seeing it in NYC, but it‘s getting good reviews... 3mo
Cortg Glad you liked it!!! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Look at that Bingo card!! Wowza. 👊🏻♥️📚 3mo
britt_brooke Damn, you're a bingo rockstar! 3mo
Megabooks We both have three left!! 🥳🥳🥳 Congratulations! 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s me @britt_brooke a regular bingo rock star masquerading as a mom 😊😘 3mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😆🤘🏻 3mo
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Cinfhen
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Doing some #AudioPacking today. Starting this book, hoping it will fulfill #somethingUplifting for #NonFiction2019
I‘m pretty sure @Cortg recently posted about this book 💜#Hoopla

LibrarianRyan Might have to try this audiobooks after mr Rogers 3mo
Hooked_on_books I haven‘t read this book but have heard a short version of the Gander story. It‘s the type of story we should have been hearing back then, but I didn‘t hear it until years later. Love those Canadians. 3mo
Cinfhen I was aware only because we had distant relatives who kept kosher and they needed special food. The community was amazing @Hooked_on_books I wanted to see the musical based on this story but the show is closing next month😣 3mo
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Cinfhen So far it‘s really interesting @LibrarianRyan although the narrator is a bit dry😐 3mo
Reviewsbylola I got this from the library a few months ago but it wasn‘t the right time and went back unread. 3mo
Bklover Where have I been? I never heard of this. Why haven‘t I heard of this? 3mo
Cinfhen Get it on audio @Bklover @Reviewsbylola it‘s told as a human interest story focusing around certain passengers and flights. It‘s really gripping and I find I‘m constantly frozen in mid step as I don‘t want to miss anything and need to absorb all that I‘m hearing. It‘s a perfect audio choice. Although my packing is taking twice as long. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This sounds great! I‘m stacking this one too! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this one!! Newfies❤️ (edited) 3mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Hope you like it it! I had never heard of it but was looking for an available audiobook and had listened to the music from the show. I wonder if the show was based off the book? I couldn‘t find anything but I also didn‘t search very hard for info. 3mo
Cinfhen Found this on Wikipedia @Cortg Irene Sankoff and David Hein — the husband-and-wife writing team behind many of the stories from Gander had already been told in a book (The Day the World Came to Town), a Canadian TV movie (Diverted) and a BBC radio play (The Day the Planes Came) 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been listening all day @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cortg I‘m LOVING IT ~ thanks so much for the recommendation it‘s been perfect 3mo
Cinfhen So good @JanuarieTimewalker13 it‘s warming my heart ♥️ and yes, the Newfies are “fine folks” 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cinfhen it restored my hope for humanity. Enjoy💫 3mo
Megabooks Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the tag! 😘 3mo
Cinfhen You‘re gonna love it @Megabooks it‘s got #AllTheFeels 🥰🥰🥰also happy early birthday wishes 🎉♥️🌻🎂I‘m traveling all day tomorrow and might not be able to post or tag you ❣️ 3mo
Megabooks Okay! Have very safe travels!!! 💚💚 Thanks for the birthday wishes!!! 🎉🎉 It‘s been confusing, but my real birthday is Monday the 11th, just FYI. I believe in celebrating for a few days. 😉😁😁😁🎂 3mo
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Rudis
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After seeing the musical, I had to read the book that inspired it. I cried my way through this true story of a community coming together in a time of crisis. It reminded me that even when things seem the darkest, there is light, and hope, and compassion.

#nonfiction2019 - something you weren‘t looking for.

squirrelbrain I loved the book and the musical! ❤️ But both so sad too.... 3mo
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Rudis
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#friyayintro #selfie Not quite a selfie but the closest thing I have from my last photo. Taken just before seeing Come From Away, based on a true story of the rerouted planes landing in Gander, Newfoundland after 9/11.

tpixie Amazing story. I need to read & see that!! Fun photo!!! 3mo
howjessreads 👋🏻👋🏻 3mo
Jerdencon Such an amazing play! 3mo
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Cortg
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1. My house today, after a snow dusting
2. I love it! Super convenient to so much!
3. The Day the World Came to Town
4. Mornings and evenings
5. Egg roll in a bowl
#friyay @howjessreads

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Oryx
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Any UK Littens, just saw that this has opened in London. Just wanted to recommend it - I saw on Broadway and loved it. Amazing true story and very moving. And I can also recommend the book tagged on which it is based.

DivineDiana Loved the book! 4mo
ecummings I was blown away by this! Going to see it in NYC again next month and I plan on reading the book before. 3mo
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Cortg
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I needed an audiobook ASAP and chose this one since my theatrical daughter has been playing music from the show Come From Away.
This book is fantastic! It‘s the story of what happened after 38 planes are forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland after 9/11. This book just made my heart so happy to read about so many people coming together in the midst of a major crisis. I rarely reread books but this one...I may have to purchase and own. ❤️❤️❤️

Bookwormjillk That sounds really good 4mo
Cinfhen I totally remember when this was happening real time as we had Orthodox relatives who were rerouted and found themselves in Gander. The community was amazing😁and I‘m so pissed my kids opted to go to Spongebob instead of this show this past summer😡🤬🤬 4mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Well, your relatives were probably named in the book. They were given their own kitchen to cook Kosher and new cookware was purchased for them. So amazing! Oof on the Spongebob. I‘m sure they missed out but I hope they enjoyed it 😉 4mo
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smilingshelves
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We're at my in-laws for the Superbowl, but I snuck my book in anyway! #litsypartyofone

@Ambrosnazzy

Tamra Totally! 4mo
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Ncostell
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This is the story of the people of Gander, Newfoundland who took care of the passengers and crew of the 38 planes forced to land on September 11th, 2001 in their small town as US airspace was shut down. It was a heartwarming look at the beauty and strength of the human spirit in the face of horrible tragedy. A play based on this story called Come From Away is coming to my local theater this spring and I definitely want to check it out.

Nebklvr Feel-good book. (edited) 5mo
gradcat Why didn‘t I know about this? Thanks for the post! 🙏❤️ 5mo
MuddyPuddle I saw Come From Away on Broadway – it was wonderful! 5mo
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squirrelbrain I loved this book, and also adored Come From Away on Broadway. @gradcat @MuddyPuddle 5mo
Ncostell @gradcat You‘re very welcome! It‘s a great read, nice to read about the goodness of human nature. 4mo
Ncostell @MuddyPuddle, @squirrelbrain Glad to hear that you loved Come From Away as well. I‘m going to rope my husband into going to see it with me this spring! 4mo
Ncostell @Nebklvr Yes, definitely a feel good book for sure! 4mo
gradcat @squirrelbrain I‘d never heard of the play either, thanks for sharing 😍 4mo
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3BoyMom
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Kids are back in school. Time to celebrate!

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Kpulver
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Great follow up to seeing the theatre production “Come from away” on Broadway!

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Jas16
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This has been the perfect antidote to the midterm elections. It was lovely listening to something bursting with so much human kindness.

DivineDiana I ❤️this book! 7mo
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Kleonard
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A wonderful book about the time the small city of Gander in Canada and their residents opened their homes for displaced travelers largely from the US who were unable to land or return home due to 9-11. Our neighbors to the north continually offer refuge.

Christine Haha, love that pic!! 7mo
Jas16 I just started this on audio. 7mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
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Melissa_J
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No reading for me this afternoon. I‘m watching Come From Away in Toronto.

If you‘re in interested in learning more about how the small town of Gander, Newfoundland helped thousands of passengers stranded after the US air space was closed after the attacks on 9/11, be sure to check out the tagged book.

LiteraryinLititz This musical blew me away. I‘d see it again in a heartbeat. 8mo
squirrelbrain Me too @LiteraryinLititz - I loved it. 8mo
LeahBergen Oooohh, how was it?? 8mo
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Melissa_J @LiteraryinLititz @squirrelbrain @LeahBergen It was amazing! Definitely will be added to my list of favourite musicals. I laughed and cried! (edited) 8mo
CouronneDhiver Well worthwhile? I‘m planning to see the show next week! 8mo
Melissa_J @CouronneDhiver it was phenomenal! You‘ll love it 😊 8mo
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Nessavamusic
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1. Occasionally
2. 95% fiction
3. Science/history
4. How the Irish Saved Civilization
5. Tagged, very sweet account of one town‘s experience on 9/11
@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 9mo
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kstadt929
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Thank you for the opportunity to win your #10kLaborDayGiveaway @Nessavamusic Congratulations on your milestone! I would choose to win the tagged book and either the fantasy or comedy book. 😊

Nessavamusic Thanks for playing! 9mo
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Nessavamusic
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A touching look at the town in Newfoundland that temporarily housed thousands of stranded travelers on 9/11. Really lovely look at human kindness.

bookandcat Ooh is this the book that Come From Away the musical is based on? 10mo
Nessavamusic @bookandcat I believe so 10mo
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LeahBergen
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Thank you so much for the “extra” book, @Melissa_J ! I‘ve been meaning to get to this for ages. 😘😘

Hooked_on_books Ooo, I‘ve heard the general story of Gander on 9/11 but hadn‘t heard of this book. I need to look for this one! 13mo
Melissa_J You‘re welcome. I‘m glad to pass it along to a good home 😊 12mo
Reviewsbylola Oooh I keep forgetting about this one. I‘m going to reserve it from my library right now! 12mo
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DivineDiana
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When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gandor, Newfoundland on 9/11/2001, due to the closing of US airspace, the people of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than 6,000 displaced travelers. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers. This story affirms the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity existed.

MayJasper Sounds great so I 📚 😊 14mo
emilyhaldi I haven‘t heard this story!! ❤️ 14mo
Lindy @DivineDiana You might also enjoy hearing the 99% Invisible podcast about Gander: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/gander-international-airport/ 14mo
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squirrelbrain It is fab! @MayJasper - let me know if you want to borrow my copy and I‘ll pop it in the post for you. 14mo
susanw This is the event the fantastic Broadway play Come From Away is based on. It was nominated for 7 Tony‘s last year! 🇨🇦 14mo
MayJasper My dear @squirrelbrain your kind offer brought tears of joy to my eyes. You are lovely. I would like a loan of your copy. Thank you xxx 14mo
bnp @susanw I hadn't heard about the play. Cool! 14mo
DivineDiana @Lindy Thank you so much! I will listen to it! 14mo
DivineDiana @susanw I want to see it! 14mo
DivineDiana @emilyhaldi It‘s a great one! Inspired me to do a little more to help others. 💗 14mo
DivineDiana @squirrelbrain So kind of you! I have a Library copy and I just loaned it to a friend because they are so many reserves on it throughout my area. So glad that people are reading! 14mo
DivineDiana @MayJasper So happy for you! 14mo
squirrelbrain Oh bless you @MayJasper. I‘ll check I‘ve still got your address, which I‘m sure I have and I‘ll pop it in the post.... @susanw - I saw the play on Broadway a year ago. It was amazing, I sometimes listen to the soundtrack on the train to work... 14mo
DivineDiana @susanw Now, I need to listen to the soundtrack too! 14mo
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DivineDiana
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This is a Book Club choice. All 3 of my Book Clubs‘ reads are due next week, and I haven‘t finished any of them! 😬 This book was just about impossible to get. Have been on reserve list in two different Township Library Systems and the lists were just not moving. Almost gave up, and then today, I tried a third Township, and one copy was available! Drove there to pick it up, and I‘m happy I did. Looks like a quick read and heartwarming.

Betty Wonderful story! And watched a documentary about this on tv a few years ago. 14mo
DivineDiana @Betty That must have been so interesting! 14mo
Lcsmcat And there‘s a musical about it: Come From Away 14mo
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DivineDiana @Lcsmcat I Yes! And, I hear it‘s great! 14mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard so many amazing things. It‘s on my TBR! 14mo
DivineDiana @Reviewsbylola I am looking forward to reading a true story about good, kind people in the world! 14mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 LOVED that book!! Read it a couple of months ago. 14mo
DivineDiana @JanuarieTimewalker13 Glad I finally got it! 14mo
Melissa_J I had it a couple of weeks ago. Loved it! It‘s a very quick read. 14mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Great!!! Enjoy!!💫 14mo
DivineDiana @Melissa_J That‘s what I‘m counting on! 🙂 14mo
Nebklvr I hope you enjoy it as much as i did 14mo
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Avidreader25
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This beautiful story was so uplifting. It‘s a nonfiction account of a tiny town in Newfoundland that welcomed thousands of people to their town on 9/11. Despite having limited resources and people, they opened their doors to care for the stranded airplane passengers when all flights were grounded. At a time when people were heartbroken, the folks from Gander showed the best of humanity. FYI the musical Come From Away is based on this book!

janeycanuck I just saw Come From Away - soooo good. One of the best I‘ve seen in a long time! 14mo
Avidreader25 @janeycanuck That‘s awesome! I‘m hoping to see it in NYC later this year. 14mo
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Melissa_J
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While I was familiar with the diversion of hundreds of US-bound flights to Canada on 9/11, this is the first detailed account I‘ve read about it. If you‘ve lost your faith in humanity this book could help to restore it. The people of Gander went above and beyond to ensure the well-being of the thousands of passengers (human and animal) stranded in their small town. I both laughed and cried, and will not soon forget what I‘ve just read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen Lovely review! 1y
mrozzz I haven‘t read this book but it is a truly heartwarming tale. ♥️ 1y
TheKidUpstairs I want to read this one! My mom got me tickets to Come From Away for my birthday, so we're going on Mother's Day. I'm so excited! 1y
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Melissa_J
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My latest read pays #homage to the wonderfully hospitable people of Gander, Newfoundland, who opened their homes and hearts to thousands of people from all over the world in the aftermath of 9/11. #Aprella

squirrelbrain Oh i‘ve got this on my TBR list. I saw ‘Come From Away‘ in NYC so really want to read this too.... 1y
emilyhaldi I didn't know about this! But sounds like a lovely story... Considering the circumstances 🙃 1y
LiteraryinLititz @squirrelbrain Me too! I saw the play last month and loved it, so I‘m curious about this book. 1y
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Cinfhen I remember reading about this town...so cool, I‘ve already stacked the book...thanks for reminding me 1y
squirrelbrain @LiteraryinLititz What did you think of the show? It‘s my favourite ever... I cried but I laughed as well...#blameitonlitsy Well, I‘ve just been onto Amazon and ordered it.... There is a copy in the local library system to order, but I feel this is one I need to own. 1y
LiteraryinLititz @squirrelbrain I absolutely loved it. I wasn‘t familiar with any of the music or the plot details beforehand, and it just blew me away. So emotional! I would see it again in an instant! (edited) 1y
Melissa_J @squirrelbrain @LiteraryinLititz I‘m planning to see Come From Away this fall in Toronto. I must see it now after reading this! 1y
Reviewsbylola I added this to my TBR after seeing a post while back. It sounds fantastic. 1y
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WonderWhitman
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An inspiring story of the kindness of our fellow human beings when it's most needed! Great to read before seeing the Broadway show Come From Away, which tells the same story. Highly recommend.

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Pamwurtzler
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This is a really interesting account of what happened in Newfoundland after 9/11. 35-40 international flights were diverted there when US airspace was closed. It‘s a great story of people coming together. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterD

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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What a wonderful story about the passengers (both human and other species) who were aided by the people of Gander and surrounding areas when their flights were diverted to Canada on 9/11. Newfies❤️

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I need something to get my mind off swallowing my crown yesterday. Lol. It fell out Wednesday night, I put it back in with petroleum jelly (don‘t ask), it lasted most of the day on Thursday, had a delicious dinner and the crown went down with it. C‘est La Vie. Dean Martin in background🐾❤️

JanuarieTimewalker13 Shout out to @Hoopiefoot . I never heard of this book before she posted about it!👍🏽 1y
Hoopiefoot @JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh my goodness that sounds awful! Hope the book helps take your mind off things 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Hoopiefoot yeah, not thrilled. Lol the worst part is the dentist said there‘s no decay but there‘s not enough tooth left to attach a new crown, so I need a root canal and a post put in. Think I‘m going to elect to just pull it...it‘s the last molar, so I don‘t think I want to go through all of that. 1y
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UwannaPublishme Oh no! You need a second opinion and a really good book to make you smile! 💕💕💕 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @UwannaPublishme you‘re right!!! Thank you!!!🌻❤️ (edited) 1y
KVanRead Yikes! I‘ve had crowns come out twice but never swallowed. I‘ve had a root canal too and it wasn‘t as bad as I expected. Hope you get it sorted soon 💜 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @KVanRead yeah, it‘s not the root canal procedure that concerns me. It‘s the fact that sometimes they fail and you‘re back to square 1...it‘s happened to me before, so I‘m a bit suspect of them. 1y
KVanRead Oh no! Good luck. I hope you can get it resolved soon. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @KVanRead Thank you!!🦋 (edited) 1y
tpixie Hope ur tooth is ok!! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @tpixie thank you! It‘s still exposed bc I won‘t get a root canal. They seem problematic, in my experience. So, I will pull it eventually when it pains me...it‘s the very last molar, and I‘m not really worried. 1y
tpixie My sister is having the same problem - her root canal failed and she‘s getting teeth pulled. 🍀I guess brush your teeth at least 2-3 times a day and then gargle with Listerine?? Good luck!! 🍀 1y
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Hoopiefoot
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Current situation. This book is excellent! Also: more companies should make tiny beers. They make me feel fancy.

398.2 I feel the same way about the little beers. Lol 1y
Booksnchill The champagne of beers!!! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you for posting this. I probably live under a rock bc I‘ve never heard about this book and the Newfoundland story. You changed that!👍🏽 1y
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Pamwurtzler Oh gosh those little beers. Takes me back (WAY) back! 1y
Pamwurtzler Also there‘s a Broadway musical based on this called Come From Away 1y
Hoopiefoot @JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh I‘m glad. It‘s such a nice story and the author really seems to do it justice. 1y
Hoopiefoot @Pamwurtzler I had no idea! I need to check that out. 1y
L_auren Sounds great!! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, will read that one! 1y
tpixie Small beers- just the right amount! 1y
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Ssmith
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Out of such horror and chaos comes some beautiful stories. I had never heard about any of this, but I‘m thrilled to read of such kindness and selflessness. A wonderful afternoon of tea, blankets, and heartwarming stories.

Beckys_Books What a pretty room! 1y
Ssmith @Beckys_Books thanks!! 1y
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Ssmith
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Taking five minutes from my lunch to read a little bit. I wasn‘t expecting to react as emotionally as I have been with this book- excellent start!

squirrelbrain Ooh I‘ve added this to my TBR list. We saw Come From Away in New York, which was amazing, so I need to read this.... 1y
Ssmith @squirrelbrain I want to see that! 1y
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Vbrrgirl
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! (Believe me - this is not one of my books 😳). #couldntdoit

HiddenGemBooks This both amazes me but also breaks my heart a little bit 🤔😅😔 2y
Vbrrgirl @HiddenGemBooks Tell me about it! 2y
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swishandflick
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Seeing this fabulous show for the 3rd time! IT'S SO AMAZING. Especially at a time when you need to be reminded about the good in the world. I highly recommend!

Melissa_J Honestly, Newfoundlanders are pretty much the friendliest people you‘ll ever meet. 2y
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Oryx
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If anyone is in/going to New York, I urge you to see Come From Away. Incredible. I loved it. Just wow. I'm looking forward to learning more about this amazing story and the wonderful people of Gander in the tagged book.

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jbhops
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One more post before today ends. This is an inspiring story about a small town that welcomed half of its population in strangers in just one day. Never underestimate the kindness of strangers. 9/11/2001

Cinfhen I haven't read the book, but I remember this amazing story! 💗💗💗💗💗 2y
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smilingshelves
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When air space was closed on 9/11, 38 planes were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland. The story of how this community came together to help all of the passengers is amazing. There is good even in the bad. #neverforget #fallintobooks

@RealLifeReading

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Jerdencon
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Went to see this AMAZING musical on Broadway last night! I highly recommend it. You will laugh and cry and be fully entertained! I need to read the book it's sort of based on now. I wish I had known more about this story sooner... it's truly heartwarming to hear about the good that was going on in the world during that awful time. As a New Yorker, it's always hard to think about that time but this was so well done.

swishandflick Isn't it amazing? Love this show! ♥️ 2y
minkyb Glad to know it had such an impact. I love seeing theatre in NY! 2y
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Pickpick

Wonderful book about the town of Gander who took in lots of plane people after the US airspace closed on 9/11. Fed into my current obsession with the musical Come From Away which is based on the same events.

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steph_phanie
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Stop what you are doing and read this book! I am about half way through, and in love with the story of how the people of Gander, Newfoundland welcomed, embraced, and took care of nearly 7,000 stranded passengers in the wake of 9/11. This book will make you cry and laugh. It will restore your faith in humanity.

#quickread #planeread #humanity #mustread #love #inspirational #books #christopheraward #recommend

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mrldg
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Surprised myself--I really enjoyed this fast read. And, I learned where Gander Newfoundland is!