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Nonfiction Book Club

Nonfiction Book Club

We will be discussing:

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede

Months after the dreadful attacks of 9/11, Jim DeFede moved to Gander, Newfoundland. There, he discovered deeply kind Canadians had helped thousands of perfect strangers through that fateful day and several days following. Interestingly, less than one year later, DeFede first published this true story in his book “The Day the World Came to Town.” Yet, perhaps now more than ever, we need to revisit 9/11 through the lens of the people in Gander, Newfoundland and consider the book’s unavoidable, probing question: How willing are we to help strangers in crisis?

Please join us for a lively discussion of this book. Those who have not read the book are welcome to join us and listen to the discussion.





Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room A
Fremont Main Library
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