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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Channel of Peace Stranded in Gander on 9/11 by Kevin Tuerff

Kevin Tuerff suddenly looked at the map showing the airline route on his plane which was going to New York from Paris. He was shocked to see that the plane was seemingly headed to the North Pole!
The passengers on his Air France plane eventually landed in a little town called Gander in Newfoundland, Canada along with many others because of the terrorist attack of 9/11, 2001.  Frightened and hungry, the passengers were treated like hotel guests by the town - almost everyone in this small place volunteered to help. One meal that Tuerff had there was better than any food that he ate in France, he writes.

Although rather simply written, this is a fascinating tale about how one small town stepped up to the mark, the people who Tuerff met in Gander, and how it inspired him to start doing random acts of kindness on the basis of the book Pay It Forward. He also writes about the musical based on his experiences in Gander.

I was also glad to see that he has remained a member of the Catholic Church in spite of his differences with it.

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.

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