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New 9/11 Memoir Ashes, Ashes, the Twins Fall Down Published by Anole Publishing

Pauline L. Hawkins’ memoir of the day of 9/11 will resonate with any American reader as she interlaces her own response to the attack with political background, social commentary and common sense.

Plano, TX, June 23, 2012 --( Author Pauline L. Hawkins announced today the release of Ashes, Ashes, the Twins Fall Down, Twin Towers, 9/11, published by Anole Publishing. Hawkins’ debut book tells the story of her trying to cope with the tragic event, its immediate repercussions on her family, and the re-framing of the vision of America that she, like so many of us, was forced to undergo because of that fateful September day.

“Where were you on 9/11?” the author asks, and as she relates the events of her morning on that sunny, late summer day, readers will find their own memories brought into a clearer light of hearing the tragic news on the car radio or from a fellow employee when they arrived at work or from a family member’s phone call asking if they were all right.

Hawkins takes the personal and transforms it into the collective as she relates how she shifted her view about America and about the world. Her honesty and her common sense assessment of the events of that morning will both enlighten and comfort her readers, American or foreign.

The morning of 9/11 is placed carefully in broader political, historical and social contexts, and the author also devotes an appropriate measure of appreciation to those who sacrificed for their country not only on that day, but on the many days since, both at home and overseas.

This event that has become so tightly woven into the continuing fabric of our American culture will be given even more clarity by Ashes, Ashes, the Twins Fall Down because of the author’s thoughtful blend of the subjective and the objective and her ability to convey so readily a response felt by so many Americans that day.

Ashes, Ashes, the Twins Fall Down is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Additionally, it can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in returnable quantities of ten or more.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-0-578-10530-7 SRP: $14.95
Kindle $9.99
NOOK $9.99
e-Book $8.99
iPad $8.99

Genre: Autobiography/personal memoirs/History/United States/social science/disasters and disaster relief

About the author:

Pauline L. Hawkins was born in Munson Army Hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on Easter Sunday. As her mother says, “Pauline chose to enter the world in the middle of a tornado, and she has been going strong ever since.”

Pauline and her two adult sons currently reside in Texas, where she has been in the health insurance industry for almost thirty years, working her way up from the mailroom to corporate management and claims payment. In 2002, Pauline received her Instructional Design certification that allows her to create instructor-led and learner-paced training curriculums along with computer-based learning activities and website creation. She has enjoyed this new opportunity to exercise her creativity, and because she has enjoyed writing since she was in high school, Pauline has now decided to start sharing her stories.

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