Her book, "An Affinity for Shadows," is a romantic novel with a heroine who is stubborn and strong, and slowly comes to terms with her own pain. And, of course, the story is timed right around mid-September, 2001. "It's a story of love, but also of suffering," Newman describes of her book. And while 9/11 is a reoccurring character, she hopes the more forefront theme of learning how to deal with trauma, is what people first identify with. But why trap those feelings from September 11 on paper for everyone to see? "Art is a form of healing and it brings us to a higher state of consciousness than a textbook ever could."
- Annemarie Dooling, Travel and Culture Reporter at The Huffington Post
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