The Day the World Came to Town

the day the world came to town Jim DefedeThe Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede, 3/5

This story of a small town that stepped up to take care of over 6000 passengers and crew of flights diverted due to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 is competently written, but I did not find it particularly engaging or affecting.  If approached at all cynically, it could even have a slightly mercenary feel, as if a small-time news reporter was trying to make it big by telling someone else’s story.

[Why I read it: I came across the book’s Amazon page through work and saw that it had ridiculously positive reviews.]


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