Your Father's Voice : Letters for Emmy About Life with Jeremy--and Without Him After 9/11
Author(s): Lyz Glick, Dan Zegart
On September 11, 2001, Jeremy Glick boarded United Flight 93 only because a fire at Newark Airport had prevented him from flying out the day before. That morning, he called his wife, Lyz, to tell her the plane had been hijacked and that he and a group of others were going to storm the cockpit, an effort that doomed Glick and his fellow passengers, yet doubtless saved lives on the ground and instantly became known worldwide as a heroic moment of resistance. But Lyz wanted the couple's daughter, Emmy, only three months old when the plane crashed, to learn much more of her father's story than just the ending.
Your Father's Voice narrates Lyz's struggle to come to grips with her husband's death in a series of letters from Lyz to Emmy that give a wrenching but clear-eyed account of Lyz's first years without Jeremy.
Through it all, Lyz pragmatically details the challenges of a single parent raising a daughter in the aftermath of horrific tragedy, and urges Emmy to listen for what Lyz can still hear when the wind is right: her father's voice.
“[A] poignant addition to the literary legacy of 9/11.” —Kirkus
“Unflinching and emotionally powerful...beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly
“Frank, eloquent, a forthright story.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Lyz's voice is...the voice of your smartest, most honest, and fearless friend...heartbreaking.” —The Times of (Trenton)
“Eloquent and stirring.” —The Record