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Summer read: The day the world came to town by Jim DeFede

Hosted by the Consul of the St. Gallen Book Group
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Sat 29 Aug 17:00 - 20:00

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Our summer read tells the story of how ordinary Canadians and equally ordinary airline passengers coped with being trapped together in the town of Gander during the days in which the entire United States' airspace was shut down.

When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill.

This is the True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical "Come from Away".

Looking forward to meeting you in person at Protected content , discuss the book while enjoying a traditional Mediterranean dish.