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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Review of Pauline Hawkins--Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down

Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down: Twin Towers, 9/11PICTURE AND SYNOPSIS FROM AMAZON.COM


9/11: The Day That Defined a Generation Where were you on 9/11? That question has become part of the fabric of our lives as Americans. On that bright, sunny day, none of us had any idea what was in store and how it would change our lives. Depending on what part of the country you lived in, you may not have known anything was going on until several hours after the first plane struck. You may not have heard the news until you got to work, turned on your car radio, or received a call from a loved one asking if you had seen or heard the news. Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down is a look at the events of 9/11 from personal and informational perspectives. Author, Pauline Hawkins, who lived in Texas at the time of the attacks, shares her experience of 9/11, and its repercussions for her family, her job, and how she viewed the world. Pauline's story of coping with the news, reframing how she thought about America and the world, and making a conscious decision to become better-informed will resonate with anyone who lived through 9/11. In addition to her personal testimony, Pauline provides a thought-provoking context for the events of 9/11, including political background, social commentary, and reflections on the contributions of everyday heroes. You'll come away from this book both enlightened and comforted by Pauline's honesty and common sense, as well as her heartfelt appreciation of those who sacrificed for our country, and those who continue to work toward healing and rebuilding.
My Review:
I don't usually read nonfiction, it doesn't hold my attention enough, but I was asked by Pauline to do this review and she sent me a copy of the book, so I thougt, what the heck, I'll give it a try.
This book was really informative.  Pauline told how the events of 9/11 affected her, not being directly involved.  And I think she pinpointed how a lot of people feel.  It affected everyone in this country.  She did her research really well, and the book was well written.  Great job Pauline, I'm glad I read and reviewed your book.


  1. Much like you, I don't normally read non-fiction, but this book sounds very good. It sounds like it captures a common experience enough that many people would be able to appreciate it. I'll check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Danielle this was a great book. She did capture how the rest of Americans (not directly affected) felt. I'm now following your blog. Thanks

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