Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Spotlight: Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down by Pauline L Hawkins


By:  Pauline L. Hawkins

Published:  June 15, 2012

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.

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After just recently remembering and honoring those who lost so much 11 years after 9/11, this book reminds us of those who suffered and are struggling to put their lives back together.  I will never forget that morning as I know the rest of you won't.  Our families and our country were forever changed by those events and we will always be reminded of that on September 11th.  

Pauline L Hawkins has written her own personal memoir about 9/11 and this is her debut book.  Hawkins' stated, "When I sat down to actually write this book, my expectation was simply to put a few words on paper to work through my own grieving process for 9/11. However, I soon found out that the more I said, the more I had to say. Once I started writing, it was as though the emotional floodgates opened, and all the memories came back — memories that beckoned to be put on paper. I soon realized that while everyone talked about what happened in New York, at the Pentagon, and in the field in Pennsylvania, very little had been said about how that day affected those of us outside of those areas. An entire country, and world, were affected that day. Lives were changed, security lost, and our story should be shared as well. My hope is that you will find this book not only enjoyable but also informative and thought-provoking. I truly have enjoyed sitting down and sharing on these pages my experiences associated with 9/11 and the days and years following."

For more on Pauline L Hawkins, check out her website, HERE.

To purchase ASHES ASHES THE TWINS FALL DOWN, it is available on Amazon  and Barnes and Noble for $12.01 for paperback or $2.99 for Kindle.  This book has been receiving high praise and is averaging nearly 4 stars.  At just 124 pages, this is a quick, yet informative read.

This book is touring thanks to  To read the First Chapter of ASHES ASHES THE TWINS FALL DOWN, click HERE.

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