Firehouse 101 is a great summer read by Jwatrel []
skip to content

Firehouse 101

by Justin Watral

  Print book : Fiction

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Firehouse 101 is a great summer read   (2014-10-22)

Very Good

User profile avatar
by Jwatrel

"Firehouse 101" addresses the 9/11 attacks from the perspective of displaced "New Yorkers" (ie people who have lived in the surrounding states as well), who were living in other parts of the country when the attacks happened and how it affected them and their emotional toll. The book deals with one such person, Alex Livingston, a Honolulu hotel executive, who is forced to confront his own choices after the attacks.

Because of the severe downturn in the travel industry after the tragic events of 9/11, Alex Livingston, is transferred from his dream job in a luxurious Honolulu hotel to his company's downtown business property in Brooklyn, where he must face the family he ran away from years earlier and a city still reeling from the horrific attacks. While adjusting to life in Brooklyn, Alex discovers that it's denizens are not just trying to make sense of world gone mad, but dealing with day to day issues in their multicultural neighborhood in Boerum Hill. Alex befriends a FDNY firefighter, Ryan Callahan, who is haunted by his own role in the events of 9/11. Through Ryan and his firehouse comrades, Alex comes to terms with the bizarre turns his life has taken and has new hope for the future.

Was this review helpful to you?     

Flag as Inappropriate; Flag as Inappropriate
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.