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96 Hours [Kindle Edition]

Georgia Beers
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Book Description

"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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1932859845
  • Publisher: Bywater Books (November 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0066IN99Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story November 11, 2011
By ElaineB
Format:Paperback
I thought this was terrific. A gutsy move to write a 9/11 story, but a very fresh take on it. Heartbreaking, funny, touching, and what a juxtaposition of good versus evil. If Beers hadn't pointed out that it's based on true events in Gander, you'd swear she was making it up (OK, she did). (So unbelievable there's a snopes.com entry for it!) It could have been longer(!), there were a couple spots where I thought she slipped into telling rather than showing that could have been effective, but like Spencer Tracy said, "what's there is cherce." Love the cover! I'm so glad this story got told because while I knew planes had been diverted to Gander, I had no idea what happened there. And despite what a great story Gander is, Beers still manages to make the main romance shine through.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth The Wait! November 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a love story that if it isn't real you wish it were.
Set against the backdrop of terror and horror the story concerns Abby and Erica who were among the thousands of people diverted to Gander when US airspace was locked down on 09/11. I had never really given a lot of thought to those folks or the wonderful people in Canada who came to their aid in our nation's darkest moments. This story illuminates how the people in Gander opened their hearts and homes while telling how the lives of two women were profoundly changed.
Erica, the stuffy businesswoman/scientist, and Abby, the free spirit, are thrown together by happenstance and while each admit to themselves an attraction, neither is ready for the depth of emotion unlocked during the 96 Hours they spend together.
If you enjoy a good love story (and who doesn't?) you should enjoy this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one is a winner! November 14, 2011
By ullahoo
Format:Paperback
Georgia Beers hasn't written a novel which I didn't like very much and I dare say "96 Hours" is her best!

I don't think even we non-Americans will ever forget 9/11 (the TV reports are still very alive in my head) and this novel tells the story of people who, flying towards New York on the fateful morning, survived.

So, this novel deals with a lot of very serious issues, but is also full of love and laughter, of wonderful people helping each other. It tells about how this tragedy changed people, for the better.

And there is the love story - two wonderfully created characters, first opposite as two people can be, and through growing, find themselves loving each other.

A wonderful novel! Thank you Georgia for writing it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Timely , Tasty Romance Novel March 16, 2012
Format:Paperback
Georgia Beers understands her audience; her lesbian romance novels top the charts in sales and the reason is apparent after reading 96 HOURS. She has the talent to take a real incident and transform it into a nidus to drive a story that retains truths, realities, and world events and uses that platform upon which to build an encounter, a romance, and an interesting story.

The event that Beers uses to open this tale is the tragedy of 9/11 and few authors have captured that sense of confusion and fear and need and despair and vulnerability to seek security in attachments to those around us as well as Georgia Beers. We all know people whose flights were diverted that memorable day so we can all connect with Beers' characters: Erica Ryan is a grounded business woman returning from a frustrating experience in London while Abby Hayes is a woman who keeps her steps well above the surface of the ground in the way that she relates to others and to life. These tow disparate personalities find in each other that missing element as they are diverted in their flight plans to land in Newfoundland. There the tension of the time is softened by the kindness of strangers and it is in this isolated milieu of their mutually busy lives that they are force to come together.

Beers keeps the sections of her book demarcated by days - a reminder to the reader of how each of our lives altered in that marked timeframe. Her writing is brisk in style yet she has the gift to make the sensual points within the story poetically beautiful. This is a solid novel and another fine read form Georgia Beers. Grady Harp, March 12
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great novel by this wonderful author!!!! January 4, 2012
Format:Paperback
Georgia Beers is the best lesbian author going around at the moment. She keeps getting better & better with each novel. This was an exceptional read. It made me think again how the events of 9/11 affected people in so many different ways. It was good to see a lesbian novel with this major occurrence as background show the good side of humanity whilst still being a love story. I had never heard of Gander, Canada or the marvelous assistance provided by the townspeople there. I enjoy books that have factual events in them, whilst still being fictional (best of both worlds, I know). I eagerly await Ms Beers next publication!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By hredzak
Format:Kindle Edition
I put this on my kindle a year ago but quickly shelved it after reading the sappy and patriotic-preachy Introduction. Seriously. Cue both Kumbaya and the Star Spangled Banner upon opening this book!! Couldn't do it. Nope. Beers was gonna milk you sentimental readers for every tear you had to offer on the subject. And why not? She does the same thing with cute little talking dogs who bring our leads together whenever she can. No thanks. Call me an old Grinch (I am), but I'm just immune to excess emotional appeal, and I got tired of seeing this topic exploited long ago.

When a book club forced me to read it, however, I was surprised at the interesting angle told on the subject. This story examines the lives of those people whose planes were forced to land outside their destinations when American air space was closed on 9/11. And it's actually based on a true event. (Google Gander, Canada 9/11 or see youtube- there are documentaries and books on the event). We didn't get these stories back in the day. But the two femme lesbians on the same flight who end up rooming together in this small Canadian town is all Georgia Beers.

I was glad to see that Beers had a good plot to offer. Lack of plot is something I complain about in her other stories. And yeah it was plenty sappy. And yeah there is some eye-rolling preachy-patriotism here. But it will also bring you back to that time and you'll remember some things and how surreal and unstable the world seemed for a while. It's thought provoking in that respect. And the idea that supreme goodness exists in the midst of pure evil is always interesting to watch on some level.

Sentimentalities aside, what ultimately put me off here, and why I couldn't rate it higher than 3.5 stars, was the leads.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book
This book has been in my TBR pile for a while and as September 11th approached I felt it was time to read it. I enjoyed this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by The Librarian
5.0 out of 5 stars I always enjoy Georgia Beer's work
I always enjoy Georgia Beer's work, but this novel gave us a look at 911 from a different perspective. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. J. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Georgia beautifully tells the story of the aftermath of that incident...
Everyone knows what happened on 9/11/01. Georgia beautifully tells the story of the aftermath of that incident on the people on planes diverted to other places. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Vada Foster
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
I had been intending to read this book for a while now, although I cannot recall what brought it to my attention.

I will go straight to the point. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars sensitive story
Excellent book, easy reading, loved the storyline. I really enjoy reading Georgia Beers books and would recommend them to anyone.
Published 5 months ago by Ms G F Elrich
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, worth the time
I thought this book was very entertaining. I just wish I had bought it in a hardback instead of my kindle edition. I really liked the characters.
Published 10 months ago by lori snow
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it.
My first lesbian romance for a long long long while, and my first Georgia Beers. Solid work, good amount of inner monologue, well painted background, good pace, your predictable... Read more
Published 12 months ago by C. Johansson
4.0 out of 5 stars A quiet story set in a loud time
96 hours is set in the first days and weeks of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alberta M. Yourdan
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE Georgia Beer's BOOKS!
Every time I pick up one of her books I am NEVER disappointed. NEVER. I really enjoyed this story even though in a couple of spots it made me cry.....which is good. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dawn Salisbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Well told story. Seldom told story.
I write too, so I don't usually make reviews. But my feeling is that books are books and stories are stories. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Joan E. Seaman
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Georgia Beers is a Lambda and Goldie award-winning author of lesbian fiction. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, she still lives there with her partner of twenty years, their two dogs and a cat. When not writing, she watches too much TV, reads voraciously, and invents new reasons not to work out. She is currently hard at work on her eleventh book. You can visit her and find out more at www.georgiabeers.com.

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