About the Author

Ann Van Hine


lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on 9-11. She has spoken to school groups about experiencing personal loss amid a national tragedy, led walking tours of the National 9/11 Memorial, and participated in a hearing at the European Parliament.  Her story will be included in the Netflix documentary Turning Point 9/11.


the stories of September 11, 2001 are like a mosaic. The stories don’t fit together like a puzzle. Instead, they lay next to each other to form the larger narrative of what happened that day and since.

As the author of Pieces Falling: Navigating 9/11 with Faith, Family & the FDNY, Ann believes in the importance of humanizing history.