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96 Hours
     

96 Hours

4.5 19
by Georgia Beers
 

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"Beers gives a welcome expansion to the romance genre with her clear, sympathetic writing."—Curve magazineErica Ryan is flying home from London after a disastrous business trip. Free spirit Abby Hayes is flying into New York City to visit her mother before jetting off again. Both end up in Gander, Canada, when their flight is diverted because of 9/11. For

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"Beers gives a welcome expansion to the romance genre with her clear, sympathetic writing."—Curve magazineErica Ryan is flying home from London after a disastrous business trip. Free spirit Abby Hayes is flying into New York City to visit her mother before jetting off again. Both end up in Gander, Canada, when their flight is diverted because of 9/11. For ninety-six hours they share a rollercoaster of emotions and find themselves drawn to one another. Will their nascent connection survive everyday life when they return home?Georgia Beers is the author of eight lesbian romances and has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Golden Grown Literacy Award.

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ISBN-13:
9781932859850
Publisher:
Bywater Books MI
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
133,891
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers lives in Rochester, New York, with her wife of 18 years, their teenage niece, two dogs, and a cat. This is her ninth novel.

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96 Hours 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story, it had me smiling and laughing, and remembering, oh how i love Georgia Beers my favorite author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this author. However i wasnt crazy about this story. Seemed too contrived and the characteres werent grabbing me. Still a god read just not great.
karebear31 More than 1 year ago
Easy read...characters were multi-dimensional and the book was engaging the whole way through. Highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting way to approach this sensitive time....really liked it!
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Writing a book about the tragedy on September 11, 2001 will never be easy. Georgia Beers used her considerable talent to approach the subject by dealing with a side event that reflected the best of humanity instead of the irrationality of the terrorist attack. Beers set herself a difficult time constraint. Her characters only have four days to show their personalities, interact and create a plot. Things have to happen more quickly and intensely. The combination of fear and uncertainty from the attack and the confusion of being in a strange place heighten the emotions and the characters' willingness to form instant relationships. It also makes all of it believable. While this is a romance, it captures another story about the people of Canada. A reader might think that Beers is exaggerating the openness and friendliness of the Canadians, but anyone who has spent time in the country knows that she did them justice. That they would respond so freely to help the shell-shocked passengers indicates the quality of their national character and why they make such good neighbors for the US. 96 Hours tells a unique story that was lost in the chaos that followed the attack and it shows how life altering just a moment in time can be for people who are caught on the fringes of a historic event. Beers captures the confusion and terror of that time, but tempers it into a palatable story of some heroic people and two women who fall in love. This definitely ranks as one of her finest books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this falls in line with the other novels that Georgia Beers has written. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. She had me hooked quickly!
gunny11026 More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It brought back so many emotions as I am sure it did for Georgia while she wrote it. I was amazed to learn what the town in Canada did to assist in our time of need. Absolutely amazing. It was not only a romance type story, but a story of friendship and sticking together because of circumstances. I will definitely re-read this one. Over and over again.
BookloverBN More than 1 year ago
9/11. That's how we all refer to it now, nine eleven. As author Georgia Beers mentions in her stirring novel set during the aftermath of that terrible time, 9/11 is our JFK marker, that moment in our lives when we all remember where we were when the towers were hit. Many books have been written about that time, both fiction and factual. Beers chose a unique concept, examining the effects of the tragic attack on those who were in the air at the time, their flights prevented from landing on American soil. At first reading, this is a romance novel set in an unusual circumstance of recent history. But read closer, and it is more than the gradual attraction between the main characters Erica and Abby. Like most airline passengers, they were strangers on a plane, tired, anxious to get home, and when thrown together when their flight was diverted to Newfoundland, they share almost nothing in common except the feelings of all the passengers stranded so far from home, anxiety, worry about loved ones, and as their delay stretches longer, boredom, exhaustion, and more worry as the news reaches them of the enormity of the losses. As Erica loses some of her aloofness and becomes more open because of the situation, Abby, more upbeat and positive, grows more disillusioned about basic human decency. They grow loser as the events change their attitudes, until Erica is the one offering solace and comfort when Abby's upbeat approach fails her. But Beers puts the reader back in that time, those horrible days after the attack, so once again, we relive being overwhelmed by the unending news, we feel again the same shock. The passengers who were diverted also felt isolated, unable to reach home, to find any sense of a return to normalcy or safety and comfort. Along with a love story, the romance that grows between Abbyand Erica, we realize another kind of love, another relationship is born in this story, as almost everyone finds that the only way to feel better after the tragedy is to draw closer together, to reach out, to try in someway to help. That is the deeper story here, the one we need to hear again and remember, about how we grew closer as a nation, how we sought out families and friends, how we pulled together. The remarkable generosity of the people of Gander inspired Erica and Abby to change, and the exceptional acts of courage and selflessness we witnessed during that time, those are things worth remembering. Those are things worth reliving, when we can, the idea that we are a community tied together by both good things, by a need to help, by the sight of responders rushing in, and by bad acts that cause us to test what we are made of. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It did my heart good to recall again that in bad times, people can do remarkable things. In wrapping some serious stuff inside this romance novel, Beers accomplished a good thing, allowing us to revisit some of the positives that came out of that time we will never forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wound up with only the sampler. Could not get the whole book.
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Man i rhink it locked me outa this bok to can u read this?
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Seems so real life! Love this author!
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