Room of Tears by Linda Merlino
Approx. 59,370 words.
Published on December 5, 2013 by
Out of tragedies come heroes and miracles… At 9:59 a.m. on September 11, 2001, Diane O’Connor’s life as a firefighter’s wife changes forever, shattering her faith. Four decades later, a note still hangs on her kitchen cabinet in Queens, the paper yellowed with age. Diane knows the scribbled sentences by heart; she'd left them the morning of 9/11 for her husband, Billy.