If you liked The Submission, try:
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell tries to uncover clues about his father’s death on September 11th.
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason FIC MAS
It’s 1984 and 17-year-old Sam visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall so she can learn more about her father, who died before she was born.
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of
Enaiatollah Akbari by Fabio Geda FIC GED
When his village becomes too dangerous for him to stay, 10-year- old Enaiatollah leaves home and sets off on a danger- filled search for freedom.
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann FIC MCC
The lives of a very diverse group of New Yorkers are linked together in the aftermath of a tight rope walker’s performance between the towers of the World Trade Center.
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy FIC
Four people with distinct perspectives narrate an historical American saga of immigration, war and love.
Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 by
Patrick Creed 975.5295 C
A gripping account of how hundreds of military and civilian personnel risked their lives to save their co-workers and protect vital government information.
The Missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer 940.465 D
Part travelogue and part meditation, Dyer’s classic book about the First World War uses photographs, film and poetry to show how we remember war.
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the
Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson B
The true story of how Hinson’s guide dog, Roselle, leads him to safety from the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower.
Unmeasured Strength by Lauren Manning B MANNING
Manning recounts a 10-year journey of survival and transformation after a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body.
A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families
and Friends by Dennis Smith 974.71 S
Dennis Smith, former firefighter and author of Report from Ground Zero, collects 25 moving personal narratives about that tragic day.