In the Unlikely Event Setting

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a suburb of Newark, New Jersey. It is heavily residential and rests in the shadow of Newark Airport. Elizabeth is a peaceful, quiet community full of hardworking, good people. It is the home of Miri and her family, as well as all of the other main characters of the novel. Many of Elizabeth’s residents, such as Rusty, commute to New York City for work, while others, like Dr. Osner, work in Elizabeth itself. Elizabeth becomes the scene of three successive plane crashes over the winter of 1951-52. The citizens of Elizabeth rally around those who have lost their homes and loved ones, and band together to call for Newark Airport to be shut down until safeguards can be enacted to protect the people living in the shadow of the airport.

Newark Airport

Newark Airport is a major flight center in Newark, New Jersey. Located just...

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