Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Novels to Commemorate the 10 Year Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
By Foer, Jonathan Safran
2005-04 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
0618329706 Check Our Catalog

Winner - 2006 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
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Oskar Schell is an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
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The Usual Rules
The Usual Rules
By Maynard, Joyce
2004-02 - St. Martin's Press
0312283695 Check Our Catalog

Thirteen-year-old Wendy lives in Brooklyn. Her world is transformed one day in September 2001--her mother goes to work that morning and doesn't come back. Through Wendy's eyes, readers follow her slow and terrible realization that her mother has died, and the family's struggle to move forward with their lives. …More

The Submission
The Submission
By Waldman, Amy
2011-08 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374271565 Check Our Catalog

Cool, eloquent, raising two fatherless children, Claire has emerged as the most visible of the widows who became a potent political force in the aftermath of the catastrophe. She longs for her husband, but she has found her mission: she sits on a jury charged with selecting a fitting memorial for the victims of the attack. …More


Terrorist
Terrorist
By Updike, John
2007-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345493910 Check Our Catalog

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Born of an Irish-American mother and an Egyptian father long since disappeared, 18-year-old Ahmad craves spiritual nurture and is drawn into an insidious plot.
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Ground Zero
Ground Zero
By Wilson, F. Paul
2010-09 - Tor Books
9780765362797 Check Our Catalog

Jack finds the secret behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in the new dark thriller in the bestselling Repairman Jack series. …More


Absent Friends
Absent Friends
By Rozan, S. J.
2008-08 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440241850 Check Our Catalog

The secrets of a group of childhood friends unravel in this haunting thriller by Edgar Award winner Rozan, set in New York in the unforgettable aftermath of September 11. …More