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Five great novels inspired by 9/11

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Brick Lane by Monica Ali
A graceful study of Muslim immigrants in England before and after the attacks.

The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
Privileged New York twentysomethings cavort in spring 2001.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A 9-year-old puzzles through his days after his father dies at the WTC.

Harbor by Lorraine Adams
A look at the chaotic life of an illegal Algerian immigrant who scrapes by in Boston.

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
A Dutchman takes up cricket in a traumatized, post-9/11 New York.

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