Amalie Flynn of Barrington will share her story of witnessing the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City, the human cost of war, and being a military wife on Wednesday night, Sept. 11 — the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks on the U.S. — at Barrington Books.
Flynn has chronicled her memories in a self-published book, “Wife and War: The Memoir.” The 6 p.m. event includes reading from her book, answering questions, and signing copies of her book, Flynn said.
“I think the book is a process of making sense of things and it’s also the recognition of things that don’t make sense, the war and violence and haphazardness in all of our lives,” Flynn said in a review of her book in the Providence Sunday Journal.
Her writing on war also has appeared on the New York Times’ “At War” blog and in The Huffington Post. Her husband, Jason Phillips, a commander in the Navy Reserve, returned home “fine” after being deployed in Afghanistan, she said. But it’s important to remember the families who haven’t been as fortunate as her, she said.
“So often we go to war, we think of it as this country versus that country, but there are these little family units that are bring completely dismantled by war,” Flynn said. “We need to take it from the abstract to the personal. I wanted to share my story because it humanizes it.”
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