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American Widow
     

American Widow

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by Alissa Torres, Sungyoon Choi (Illustrator)
 

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"At the heart of "American Widow" is the notion of Sept. 11 as a personal, rather than a national or political, tragedy, which, this achingly tender work reminds us, is exactly what it was." — LA Times

Want to honor those who passed during 9-11? Turn off the stupid documentary glorifying all of those images we've seen over and over

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American Widow 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is on the verge of best sellers. The detail is awesome and the dedication and inspiration in the book jumps out. This book is so good that my professor made it part of his class selected readings. How awesome is that. Now my whole class can join in the goodness of this piece of work. Very well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
American Widow is a graphic memoir revealing the story of Alissa Torres who was left widowed at seven months pregnant by the tragedy of 9/11. The story includes that fateful day up to the one-year anniversary with alternating flash backs including scenes of Eddie at 10-years old, his life before meeting Alissa and their courtship, marriage and pregnancy. In chapter one alone, my arms were covered with goose bumps. 9/11 was just Eddie¿s second day at his new job with Cantor Fitzgerald. Included is Alissa¿s deeply frustrating struggle with several assistance agencies and the government plus you see how different friends and family react to her circumstances. The story exposed shows us just a glimmer of what surviving family members endured that I would have never imagined. When Alissa¿s private thoughts are shared you get a sense of how difficult and confusing this time in her life was and you can¿t help but be affected by this deeply personal story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
American Widow is a graphic novel revealing the story of Alissa Torres who was left widowed at seven months pregnant by the tragedy of 9/11. The story includes that fateful day up to the one-year anniversary with alternating flash backs including scenes of Eddie at 10-years old, his life before meeting Alissa and their courtship, marriage and pregnancy. In chapter one alone, my arms were covered with goose bumps. 9/11 was just Eddie¿s second day at his new job with Cantor Fitzgerald. Included is Alissa¿s deeply frustrating struggle with several assistance agencies and the government plus you see how different friends and family react to her circumstances. The story exposed shows us just a glimmer of what surviving family members endured that I would have never imagined. When Alissa¿s private thoughts are shared you get a sense of how difficult and confusing this time in her life was and you can¿t help but be affected by this deeply personal story.