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Post-9/11 Fiction

Courtyard Book Chats downtown, August 15, 2006
presented by Kit Keller, Nebraska Library Commission

As a writer, too, I have been struggling with what my writing has to offer in a world where terrors are now color-coded, where the dust from our tumbled-down towers is still floating in the air, where most recently a hurricane has created our very own refugee situation. "It's just no something we're used to," a baffled local official in New Orleans being interviewed on NPR noted. "I mean if we were in a third world country, we'd be used to this." I heard much the same remark about terrorism on our own shores after Sept. 11.

-- Julia Alvarez
( The Washington Post )

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by Claire Tristram

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Digging to America
by Anne Tyler

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Elements of Style
by Wendy Wasserstein

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by Ian McEwan

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Saving the World
by Julia Alvarez

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Specimen Days
by Michael Cunningham

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The Whole World Over
by Julia Glass

This booklist posted to the BookGuide site in August 2006 - sdc